What is the one thing we all remember from our school days? Yes, Nile is the longest river in the world. But, have you thought about the other 9 longest rivers in the world. These rivers have a great historical and geographical significance in our life. So, we have prepared a list of top ten longest rivers in the world. Check it out.
10. Amur and Argun Rivers in Asia
The 2 rivers combine to become the 10 longest river in the world. Argun comes from the Mongolia region of China, where it is referred as Hailar river. The Amur river comes Russia and meets Argun to join the Pacific. The length of Argun is about 1007 miles and the length if Amar is about 2,744 miles. These 2 river have a significant history and their beds were home to people of Russia and China in the past. It is our number 10 spot in the list of top ten longest rivers in the world.
9. Congo- Chambeshi, Africa
The Congo river is one of the longest rivers in the world. With a depth of 720 ft., it is also the deepest river in the world. The river comes from the Congo rainforest, which is the 2nd largest rain forest in the world. The Chambeshi river comes from Zambia and is its main source of water. The 2 rivers are used to generate electricity. The Congo and Chambeshi river meet to form the 9th longest river in the world.
8. Parana- Rio de la Plata, South America
The Parana river comes from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Parana actually means ‘as long as the sea’. It is about 4880 km long. It constructs a border between Paraguay and Argentina. Rio de la Plata comes between Argentina and Uruguay. The two rivers come together to form the 8th longest river in the world.
7. Ob- Irtysh in Asia
The Ob river hails from Siberia, Russia. It is the 4th longest river in Russia. It is about 2268 miles long. The Ob river in Russia, is widely used for irrigation and electricity generation. Irtysh prevails in Siberia and Kazakhstan. The 2 rivers merge to form the 7th longest river in the world. Irtysh joins the Ob river in western Siberia.
6. Yellow river, Asia
Hailing from China, Yellow river is the 6th longest river in the world. It is the 2nd longest river of Asia. It is about 5,464 km long. It is called as the cradle of Chinese civilization. It is also referred to as China’s sorrow. The river is also known as the peacock river. The river connects with the Bohai Sea.
5. Yenisei river
With Angara and Selenga, Yenisei river is the 5th longest river in the world. It comes from Mongolia and reaches the Arctic. The river is about 1799 Km long. It goes into lake Baikal. The river has three electricity plants. It is one of the longest rivers which come from Siberia. Angara river is its headway tributary. Various dams are constructed on the Yenisei river.
4. Mississippi- Missouri- Jefferson Rivers in North America
The Missouri River with the Mississippi River and Jefferson river is the 4 the longest river in the world. At a length of 3767 km, Missouri river is the longest river in USA. The river hails from the Rocky mountains. The Jefferson River is about 134 km long. The Mississippi river is connected in Canada as well. The combined length of the river is 6275 kilometers.
3. Yangtze River in Asia
Haling from China, Yangtze river is the 3rd longest river in the world. It is about 6418 km long. It is the longest river in Asia. It flows into the east China sea. The Yangtze river basin is home to about 1/3 of China’s usurious population. A portion of the river is being conserved as a natural resource. The river gets water from a variety of lakes in China.
2. Amazon River
Amazon River has the largest waterflow in the world. It is the 2nd longest river in the world. The Ucayali and the Apurimac Rivers create the Amazon River. The total length of Amazon is about 6,992 kilometers. Amazon River goes into the Atlantic ocean. Some people consider Amazon as the longest river in the world. It breeds a wide variety of Flora and Fauna. It is our number2 spot in the list of top ten longest rivers in the world.
1. Nile river
Traditionally, Nile is considered to be the longest river in the world. With is a length of 6,853 kilometers, Nile is our number 1 spot. The Kagera forms the upper headwater of the Nile river. Nile covers about 11 countries through out the world. For Egypt and Sudan, Nile is the major source of water. The river flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The word Nile means ‘a great river’. The name was derived in Egypt.