Top Ten Longest Rivers in the World

Some Interesting Facts for Kids. Here is a list of top ten (10) longest rivers in the World. It is difficult to calculate the exact length of a river as it purely depends on various facts such as the identification of the river source, its mouth and the exact length of the river between the source and the mouth. Hence the length of most of the rivers are only approximations.

Top Ten Longest Rivers in the World - 10 Longest Rivers

River Name - Length in KM and Miles - Where Found

1) Nile River – 6,992 km (4,300 miles) - North/East Africa

2) Amazon River – 6,650 km (4,135 miles) - South America (Amazon is the largest river in the world by volume)

3) Yangtze River (Chang Jiang River) - 6,300 km (3,917 miles) – China (Chang Jiang is the longest river in Asia)

4) Mississippi – Missouri - 6,275 km (3,902 miles) United States

5) Yenisei - Angara – Selenga - 5,539 km (3,445 miles) Russia

6) Yellow River (Huang He or Hwang Ho) - 5,464 km (3,398 miles) – China

7) Ob – Irtysh - 5,410 km (3,364 miles) – Russia

8) Congo – Chambeshi (Zaire) - 4,700 km (2,922 miles) - Central Africa

9) Amur – Argun (Heilong Jiang) - 4,444 km (2,763 miles) - Northeast Asia

10) Lena - 4,400 km (2,736 miles) - Russia


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