Top 10 Longest Rivers In The World
1: Nile River
Nile is 1st longest river in the world, It is 6853KM long.
Nile is a international river and its water shared by different countries like Egypt, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Congo Kinshasa, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda & Tanzania.
Nile has 2 major tributaries Blue Nile & White Nile, Blue Nile is source of fertile soil and most of the water and White Nile is considered to be primary stream & headwaters of the Nile.
2: Amazon River
This River is 2nd longest river on the earth and its length is 6437KM.
And the width of river is 1.6 & 10KM at low stages but in wet seasons it expand to 48KM and main stem of river I mean mouth of river is 80KM because of vast dimensions and sometime it look like River Sea.
According to a recent survey total volume of water discharging from the river is almost 5691 Cubic Kilometers a year.
3: Yangtze River
This river is 3rd longest river on the earth and its length is 6300KM and its Basin is 1808500KM and it’s also Asia’s longest river and also known as Chang Jiang in China.
4: Mississippi River
This river is 4th longest river on the earth and its length is 3734KM & its Basin is 2981076KM.
It drains 2 Canadian provinces Appalachian Mountains and Rocky and 31 states of America.
This ranks world’s 10th largest & 4th longest river on the earth.
And river passed through Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Lowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
5: Yenisei River
This river is 5th longest river on the earth and also known as Yenisey.
Its length is 5539KM and Basin is 2580000KM.
This is river system is largest system and also central of the 3 Biggest Siberian rivers that flows into the Arctic Ocean.
Maximum depth of river is 24 Meters & average depth is 14 Meters.
6: Yellow River
This river is 6th longest river on the earth and 3rd longest in Asia and also known as Huang He.
Its length is 5464KM and Basin 752000KM.
It flows through 9 province of China like Shandong, Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai.
7: Ob River
This river is 7th longest river on the earth and also known as Obi River.
It is a major river in Western Siberia.
Ob rivers length is 3650Km and Basin is 2972497KM.
And it flows through 5 regions of Russia like Yamalia, Khanty Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Tomsk Oblast, Novosibirsk Oblast and Altai Krai.
Ob River mostly used for Fishing, Hydro electrical Energy, irrigation and drinking water.
8: Parana River
This river is 8th longest on the earth also known as Rio Parana.
And it’s running through South America, Argentina, Paraguay & Brazil.
Its length is 4880KM and Basin is 2582672KM.
And it flows through 3 countries and of 2 provinces of two regions Mesopotamia and Argentina.
9: Congo River
This river is 9th longest river on the earth also known as Zaire River.
It’s located in Africa and it’s the deepest river by a recent survey and its depth of 220Meters and its length is 4700KM and Basin is 4014500KM.
It flows through 9 different countries like Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Congo Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burundi & Angola.
10: Amur River
This river is 10th longest river on the earth also known as Heilong Jiang in Chinese.
Its length is 2824KM and Basin is 1855000KM.
It flows through border of 2 countries China & Russia.