May
7
2011

Top 10 Longest Rivers In The World

Today’s list include the countdown of Top 1o Longest Rivers of the world. Have a look please…

10. Zaire River – 2,716 miles, Congo Rainforest

Zaire River - 2,716 miles, Congo Rainforest

The other name of Zaire River is The Congo River and this  is the deepest river in the world. Its depth is apx. 230 meters. Having  2716 miles length it flows through the Congo rainforest, the 2nd rainforest area of the world. Congo River/Zaire discharges a huge amount of water, average of 41,000 cubic meters per second.

9. Irtysh River – 2,758 miles, Siberia, Russia

Irtysh River - China

The meaning of Irtysh is White, so you can also called it White River. Its located in Siberia, Russia. It is the main tributary of the Ob River and the longest river-port in Western Siberia. Its passes through  Fuyun (China), Burqin (China), Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) and Tara (Russia) having 2758 miles length.

8. Parana River – 2,795 miles, South America

Parana River - 2,795 miles, South America

This is one of the biggest rivers, looks like sea. Parana is an abbreviation of the phrase “para rehe onava” which has its origin in the Tupi language and means “like the sea”. Its estimated length is 2795 miles. It merges with Paraguay River and then with the Uruguay River to form Rio de la Plata and finally ends into the Atlantic Ocean.

7. Yenisei River – 2,800 miles, Mongolia, Russia

Yenisei River - 2,800 miles, Mongolia, Russia

It is also written as Yenisey and it is the central of the three great Siberian Rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean. Its maximum depth  is 24 meters and the average depth is 14 meters. The Russian primary industry depends on this river as many hydroelectric dams have been built on its way. Its estimated length is 2800 miles.

6. Huang Ho – 2,900 miles, China

Huang Ho - 2,900 miles, China

It’s the 2nd largest river in China and 6th largest in the world. Its estimated length is about 2900 miles. It is also called The Yellow River and it flows through nine provinces of China and flows into the Bohai Sea at the end.

5. Ob River – 3,459 miles, Western Siberia, Russia

Ob River - 3,459 miles, Western Siberia, Russia

It also called Obi and is one of the major rivers in Western Siberia. It ranks among the Russia’s 4th longest river. Its length is 3459 miles proximately. Ob River has almost 50 different species of fish and is used primarily for irrigation, hydroelectric energy and drinking water.

4. Chang Jiang – 3,915 miles, China

Chang Jiang - 3,915 miles, China

Its also know as The Yangtze, and it the Asia’s longest river. It is of prime significance to China as it drains China’s one-fifth land area and its river basin is home to one-third of Chinese people. It is a dividing line between North and South China and two regions depict different cultures.

3. Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock – 3,710 miles, USA

Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock - 3,710 miles, USA

The river system starts in Montana at the Red Rocks River, and then quickly turns into the Jefferson River which then joins with Madison and Gallatin River to form Missouri river. Upon reaching Missouri State, the river joins up with the Mississippi river. This river system serves the purpose of USA’s transportation, industry and recreation. The average length is 3710 miles.

2. Amazon – 3,912 miles, Brazil, Peru, Colombia

Amazon - 3,912 miles, Brazil, Peru, Colombia

Because of its mammoth dimensions, it is sometimes called The River Sea. This river of South America is the second largest river in the world and accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world’s total river.  Its length is about 3912 miles. More than one-third of all the species in the world live in the Amazon River.

1. Nile -4,132 miles, Egypt

Nile - 4,132 miles, Egypt

No doubt, it is the world’s longest river and has two major tributaries which are White Nile and Blue Nile. Blue Nile is the source of much of the water as well as brings a great deal of fertility to the river Nile. Nile empties into a large delta that consequently empties into the Mediterranean Sea. Its length is approximately is 4132 miles. It passes through Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi countries.


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