Top 10 Longest Rivers in the World

Rivers being one of the primary sources of water play an important role in the growth of an economy. Apart from providing water for agricultural purposes, water from rivers in used for industrial purposes as well. Factors which help determine the length of a river include source, identification of the river’s mouth, and the scale at which the distance between mouth and river is determined. After closely observing these factors, experts have categorised rivers in terms of length. Here is a list of top 10 longest rivers in the world.

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  • 1

    River Nile:

    The River Nile is 6,650 km long which makes it the longest river in the world. Apart from Egypt, it flows through nine other countries; Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Sudan.

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  • 2

    Amazon River:

    The Amazon River is 6,400 km long which makes it the second longest river in the world. It flows through South America.

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    Yangtze River:

    With a total length of 6,418 km, the Yangtze River is ranked number 3, of the top 10 longest rivers in the world. It is also known as Chang Jiang.

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  • 4

    Mississippi River:

    The Mississippi River is ranked number 4, of the top 10 longest rivers in the world with a total length of 4,070 km.

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  • 5

    Yenisei River:

    Yenisei River is the 5th longest river across the globe. Total length of The Yenisei River is 5,539 km.

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    Yellow River:

    The Yellow River is also known as Huang He. With a total length of 5,464 km, The Yellow River is ranked number 6, of the top 10 longest rivers in the world.

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    Ob River:

    With a total length of 5,410 km, The Ob River is one of the most major rivers in Russia. It is 7th longest river in the world.

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    Parana River:

    The Parana River flows through three countries; Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is 4,880 km long which makes it 8th longest river in the world.

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  • 9

    Congo River:

    The Congo River, also known as The Zaire River, is 4,700 km in length. This makes it the 9th longest river in the world.

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    Amur River:

    The Amur River is at the bottom of the list of top 10 longest rivers in the world. It total length is 4,444 km. The Amur River is also known as Heilong Jiang.

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