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Major Rivers Of The World

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A river is a natural system of flowing freshwater. Usually, finally water outflows into an ocean, lake or other rivers. Sometimes rivers run dry before completing its course.


Name of Rivers Source(s) River Mouth (Outflow) Length in KM Length in Mile
Nile Tributaries of Lake Victoria, Africa Mediterranean Sea 6,690 4,156
Amazon Glacier-fed lakes, Peru Atlantic Ocean 6,296 3,912
Mississippi-Missouri Montana Gulf of Mexico 5,970 3,709
Yangtze Tibetan plateau, China China Sea 5,797 3,602
Ob Altai Mountains, Russia Gulf of Ob 5,567 3,459
Huang He (Yellow River) Eastern part of Kunlan Mountains, West China Gulf of Chihli 4,667 2,900
Yenisei Tannu-Ola Mountains, western Tuva, Russia Arctic Ocean 4,506 2,800
Parana Confluence of Paranaiba and Grande Rivers Río de la Plata 4,498 2,795
Irtish Altai Mountains, Russia Ob River 4,438 2,757
Congo (Zaire River) Confluence of Lualab and Luapula Rivers, Congo Atlantic Ocean 4,371 2,716
Heilong (Amur River) Confluence of Shilka (Russia) and Argun (Manchuria) Rivers Tatar Strait 4,352 2,704
Lena Baikal Mountains, Russia Arctic Ocean 4,268 2,652
Mackenzie Head of Finlay River, British Columbia, Canada Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean) 4,241 2,635
Niger Guinea Gulf of Guinea 4,184 2,600
Mekong Tibetan highlands South China Sea 4,023 2,499
Mississippi Lake Itasca, Minnesota Gulf of Mexico 3,779 2,348
Missouri Confluence of Jefferson, Gallatin, and Madison Rivers, Montana Mississippi River 3,726 2,315
Volga Valdai plateau, Russia Caspian Sea 3,687 2,291
Madeira Confluence of Beni and Maumoré Rivers, Bolivia-Brazil boundary Amazon River 3,238 2,012
Purus Peruvian Andes Amazon River 3,207 1,993
Sao Francisco Southwest Minas Gerais, Brazil Atlantic Ocean 3,198 1,987
Yukon Junction of Lewes and Pelly Rivers, Yukon Territory, Canada Bering Sea 3,185 1,979
St. Lawrence Lake Ontario Gulf of St. Lawrence 3,058 1,900
Rio Grande San Juan Mountains, Colorado Gulf of Mexico 3,034 1,885
Brahmaputra Himalayas Ganges River 2,897 1,800
Indus Himalayas Arabian Sea 2,897 1,800
Danube Black Forest, Germany Black Sea 2,842 1,766
Euphrates Confluence of Murat Nehri and Kara Su Rivers, Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 2,799 1,739
Darling Central part of Eastern Highlands, Australia Murray River 2,739 1,702
Zambezi North-Western Province, Zambia Mozambique Channel 2,736 1,700
Tocantins Goias, Brazil Para River 2,699 1,677
Murray Australian Alps, New South Wales Indian Ocean 2,589 1,609
Nelson Head of Bow River, western Alberta, Canada Hudson Bay 2,575 1,600
Paraguay Mato Grosso, Brazil Parana River 2,549 1,584
Ural Southern Ural Mountains, Russia Caspian Sea 2,533 1,574
Ganges Himalayas Bay of Bengal 2,506 1,557
Japura Andes, Colombia Amazon River 2,414 1,500
Salween Tibet, south of Kunlun Mountains Gulf of Martaban 2,414 1,500
Arkansas Central Colorado Mississippi River 2,348 1,459
Colorado Grand County, Pennsylvania Mississippi River 2,348 1,459
Dnieper Valdai Hills, Russia Black Sea 2,284 1,419
Ohio-Allegheny Potter County, Pennsylvania Mississippi River 2,102 1,306
Irrawaddy Confluence of Nmai and Mali Rivers, Northeast Burma Bay of Bengal 2,092 1,300
Orange Lesotho Atlantic Ocean 2,092 1,300
Orinoco Serra Parima Mountains, Venezuela Atlantic Ocean 2,062 1,281
Pilcomayo Andes Mountains, Bolivia Paraguay River 1,999 1,242
Columbia Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada Pacific Ocean 1,983 1,232
Don Tula, Russia Sea of Azov 1,968 1,223
Sungari China-North Korea Boundary Amur River 1,955 1,215
Saskatchewan Canadian Rocky Mountains Lake Winnipeg 1,939 1,205
Peace Stikine Mountains, British Columbia, Canada Great Slave River 1,923 1,195
Tigris Taurus Mountains, Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 1,899 1,180

Other Useful Links

Canals – List of Important Canals In The World with Brief Info.

Straits – List of Important Straits Of The World with brief Info.

Important Lakes In The World – Brief Info and List of Lakes.

Local Winds – list of local winds with nature and region.

Also See

Wikipedia – River

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