Top 10 largest rivers in the world

A river is a natural source of flowing water, usually fresh water, that flows into the ocean, sea, or lake. In practice, there are many factors that affect how the total length of a river is calculated, so the length of many rivers is only an exact approximation. If you are a person who has a passion for the world's nature in general and rivers in particular, let's learn about the Top 10 largest rivers in the world in the article below!

1. Nile (Africa)

The Nile River in Africa ranks first among the world's top ten rivers. The river is about 6650km long. It originates from Lake Victoria and flows through 11 countries, including Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.
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2. Amazon River (South America)

In terms of water volume, the Amazon River is the largest river in the world, and its average flow exceeds the sum of the next seven major rivers. However, in terms of geographical length, it ranks second, with a length of 6400 kilometers (3976 miles). The Amazon River in Spanish means a river in South America that flows through seven countries, including Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Guyana.
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3. Yangtze River (China)

China is famous for having many "giants" including rivers. China's Yangtze River ranks third in the list of the longest rivers in the world and is also the longest river in Asia. The Yangtze River, with a total length of about 6300 kilometers, originates in western China and flows eastward into the East China Sea in Shanghai, China.
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4. Mississippi River (North America)

The Mississippi River is the longest river in North America, with a total length of 6275 kilometers (3902 miles). The name of the Mississippi River comes from "misi zibi", which means "big river" in Ojibwe.
The Mississippi River system mainly flows through 31 states in the United States (98.5%) and 2 provinces in Canada (1.5%). It originates in northern Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico from Lake Itaska.
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5. Yenisei River (Russia)

The Yenisei River is in the fifth place, with a total length of about 5539 kilometers (3335 miles). It is one of the largest river systems flowing into the Arctic Ocean. Selenge River is considered as the starting point of the river system. The Selenge River flows into Lake Baikal with a total length of 992 kilometers. The Angara River of Lake Baikal flows through Irkutsk State, joins the Yenisei River and finally flows into the Arctic Ocean.
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6. Yellow River (China)

In the sixth place is another river in China, that is the Yellow River. The Yangtze River is the second largest river in China and Asia, with a total length of 5464 kilometers (3395 miles). The reason why this river is called the Yellow River is that its water is yellow, which is the result of a large amount of silt in the water. The Yellow River basin is the birthplace of ancient Chinese civilization and is considered the pride of the Chinese people.
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7. Ob Irtysh River (Russia)

Ob Irtysh River, also known as Ob River, together with Yenisei River and Lena River, represents one of the three major rivers in Siberia. The Obu River is 5410 km (3364 miles) long, originates at the junction of the Biya River and the Katon River in the Atlas Mountains, flows through Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia, and flows into the Arctic Ocean.
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8. Parana River (South America)

The eighth largest river in the world is the Parana River in the south-central part of South America. It is also the second longest river in South America, after the Amazon River. The name of the river is an abbreviation of the Tupi phrase "Para Rehe Onava", which means "like sea water".
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9. Congo River (Africa)

Congo River, formerly known as Zaire River, is a river in western Central Africa. Congo is named after the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. The entire length of the river is either in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or forms part of its borders.
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10. AMUR River

The Amur River, also known as the "Black Dragon", is 4444km long and one of the ten longest rivers in the world, forming the natural boundary between the Russian Far East and Manchuria in China.
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