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Top 10 Longest Rivers of the World

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In this article, we are given the list of top 10 longest rivers name alon with their location, length in kilometres and miles, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.
Oct 23, 2018 14:43 IST
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Top 10 Longest Rivers of the world
Top 10 Longest Rivers of the world

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. It is a part of the hydrological cycle; water generally collects in a river from precipitation through a drainage basin from surface runoff and other sources such as groundwater recharge, springs, and the release of stored water in natural ice and snowpack (e.g., from glaciers).

Top 10 longest Rivers of the World

The list of top 10 longest rivers along with their location, length in kilometre and mile are given below:

10. Lena River

Location: Russia

Kilometres: 4,294

Miles: 2736

9. Amur - Argun River

Location: Russia, China, Mongolia

Kilometres: 4444

Miles: 2763

8. Congo - Chambeshi River

Location: Central Africa

Kilometres: 4700

Miles: 2922

7. Ob - Irtysh River

Location: Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia

Kilometres: 5410

Miles: 3364

6. Yellow River

Location: China

Kilometres: 5464

Miles: 3398

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5. Yenisei - Angara - Selenga River

Location: Russia, Mongolia

Kilometres: 5539

Miles: 3445

4. Mississippi - Missouri River

Location: USA

Kilometres: 6275

Miles: 3902

3. Yangtze River

Location: China

Kilometres: 6300

Miles: 3917

2. Nile River

Location: North East Africa    

Kilometres: 6,853

Miles: 4258.2568

1. Amazon River

Location: South America

Kilometres: 6,992

Miles: 4344.6274

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Top 10 longest Rivers of the World

Name of River

Description

1. Amazon River

Location: South America

Kilometres: 6,992

Miles: 4344.6274

2. Nile River

Location: North East Africa    

Kilometres: 6,853

Miles: 4258.2568

3. Yangtze River

Location: China

Kilometres: 6300

Miles: 3917

4. Mississippi – Missouri River

Location: USA

Kilometres: 6275

Miles: 3902

5. Yenisei - Angara – Selenga River

Location: Russia, Mongolia

Kilometres: 5539

Miles: 3445

6. Yellow River

Location: China

Kilometres: 5464

Miles: 3398

7. Ob – Irtysh River

Location: Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia

Kilometres: 5410

Miles: 3364

8. Congo – Chambeshi River

Location: Central Africa

Kilometres: 4700

Miles: 2922

9. Amur – Argun River

Location: Russia, China, Mongolia

Kilometres: 4444

Miles: 2763

10. Lena River

Location: Russia

Kilometres: 4,294

Miles: 2736

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