The Nile River flows through Egypt. With a total length of 6,650 km, Nile is the longest river in the world. Apart from Egypt, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Sudan share the water sources of Nile. For this reason, Nile is categorised as an ‘International’ river.
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The Yangtze River also known as Chang Jiang is 6,418 km in length. This makes the Yangtze River third largest river in the world and first largest river in the Asian continent.
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The Mississippi River flows entirely through the US. Total length of the Mississippi River is 4,070 km which makes it the fourth largest river in the world.
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The Yenisei River is the fifth largest river in the world. Its total length is 5,539 km. Apart from being the fifth largest river in the world; The Yenisei River is Arctic Ocean’s largest river system.
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After The Yangtze River, The Yellow River also known as Huang He, is Asia’s second largest river. It is ranked number 6, of top 10 largest rivers in the world with a total length of 5,464 km.
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Formerly known as Zaire River, The Congo River flows through Africa and is ranked number 9, of top 10 largest rivers in the world. Length of The Congo River is estimated to be 4,700 km.
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