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11 Longest Rivers in the World

“A river doesn't just carry water, it carries life.” - Amit Kalantri
Gaurav Kadam Sep 27, 2019

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Nile

The 6,650 km long river flows through 11 African countries and empties into the Mediterranean Sea. It is a home to the planet’s largest reptiles – the Nile Crocodiles.

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Amazon River

In 2007, a Slovenian athlete Martin Strel almost swam the 6,400 km long South American river in 66 days. With over 1,100 tributaries, two-thirds of the basin is covered by the rainforest.

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Yangtze

The World’s Largest Three Gorges Dam is built on the 6,300 km Chinese river. Hop on a cruise to discover the ancient civilization and marvel at the stunning natural wonders.

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Mississippi-Missouri

98.5% of the 6,275 km river flows in the US while the remaining runs in Canada. It is a major inland waterway for transportation, industry, and recreation.

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Yenisei–Angara–Selenge

Originating in Mongolia, the river courses in Russia and is the largest river system flowing into the Arctic Ocean. The length of the river system is 5,539 km.

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Yellow River

Originating in the Bayan Har Mountains, the 5,464 km long river’s basin was the birthplace of ancient Chinese civilization and is regarded as China's Mother River.

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Ob-Irtysh

The 5,410 km long river flows through Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan and Russia. The river is frozen for 5-6 months of the year but transportation and fishing is carried out for the rest of the year.

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Rio de la Plata - Paraná

An abode to the rare La Plata dolphin, the 4,880 km long river traverses through Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay to the South Atlantic Ocean.

Congo–Chambeshi

Reaching a depth of approximately 720 feet, it is the World’s Deepest River. Gushing through many African countries, the 4,700 km river culminates into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Amur–Argun–Kherlen

The 4,444 km long river flows through Mongolia, China, and Russia, cascading into the Sea of Okhotsk.

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Lena River

The Russian river originates in the Baikal Mountains and flows into the Laptev Sea. The total length of the river is 4,400 km.