Top 10 Longest Rivers around the World
The Nile River is 4,258 miles (6,853 km) long International River in the World, which has divided two major rivers, the Blue Nile and White Nile. The White Nile is the primary stream of Nile and considered to be the headwaters. The Blue Nile is the important source of the silt and water. According to its length it is one of the longest rivers in the World, its major flowing area is northeastern Africa. The Nile River is covered eleven countries, namely, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Southern Sudan and Egypt. Sometimes the Lake Victoria is considered as the source of Nile, but it has Feeder Rivers of considerable the size.
The Amazon River is the largest river in South America, according to the discharge of water around the World. According to length, it is the second longest river around the World and the river is most distant source of the Apurimac River on Nevado Mismi. The average water discharge of the Amazon River is approximately 6,591 cubic kilometers per annum (1,581 Cu mi/a), which has greater than the seven largest independent rivers combined around the World. The main portion of the Amazon drainage in Brazil because the Amazon enters in Brazil with only one-fifth part of the flow it finally discharges into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Yangtze River is the third longest river around the World which known in China as the Chang Jiang. It is one of the longest rivers in Asia and the third longest river in the world. It is 6,300 kilometers (3,915 mi) Long River, which flows from the glaciers on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau in Qinghai. The river drains one-fifth of the land area of the China and it is also one of the biggest rivers according to discharge volume in the World. The Yangtze River plays a major role in the history, culture and economy of China. Nowadays the river has suffered many types of population.
The Mississippi River is the 3,730 km (2,320 miles) long, the chief river of the largest drainage system on the North American. According to length the Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest river and ninth largest around the world by the discharge. The river passes following states of Lowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The Yenisei River is also known as Yenisey, Enisei, and Jenisej, which is the largest River system which flowing to the Arctic Ocean. The Yenisei River is the central of the three great rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean. The maximum depth of the Yenisei River is 80 feet (24 meters) and the average depth is 45 feet (14 meters). The total outflow of depth is 32 meters (106 feet) and inflow is 31 meters (101 feet), which makes it a stunning river in the World.
The Yellow River is widely known as Huang He, which is the third longest river in Asia and the sixth longest rivers around the World with the length of 5,464 km (3,395 mi). The Yellow River flows through total nine provinces, and it finally empties into the Bohai Sea Dongying in Shandong province. The River basin has an east–west extent, approximate 1,900 km (1,180 mi) and a north–south extent 1,100 km (680 mi). The total basin area of the Yellow River is about 742,443 square km (286,659 sq mi).
The Ob River also called as Obi, which is a one of the major rivers in western Russia, Siberia and it is the seventh longest river around the World. The river is the western most of the three great Siberian Rivers that continuously flow into the Arctic Ocean. The Ob River entire main course is within the Russia and its tributaries extend into China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The Ob River has longest flow in the Russia at 5,410 kilometers (3,360 mi).
The Parana River is the eight longest rivers around the World which flows in south Central South America, through Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometers (3,030 mi). The Parana name is an abbreviation of the phrase “para rehe onáva”, which comes from the Tupi language and it means “like the sea”. The Parana River and its all tributaries are an important source of income and daily sustenance for fishermen. The Delta of Parana River is most popular and also considered as one of the world’s greatest bird watching destinations.
The Congo River is the second largest river around the world after the Amazon by discharge and it is also world’s deepest river with total depths of 220 meters (720 ft). The River is also known as the Zaire River, which flow in Africa. With the overall length of 4,700 km (2,920 mi), it is the ninth longest River around the World. The Cong River got its name from the Kingdom of Kongo which was established on the left banks of the estuary river.
The Amur River is also popular as Heilong Jiang. It is the tenth longest river in the World.
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