Top Ten Longest Rivers in the World, One is Reaching 6650 Km

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VIVA – Rivers are flowing bodies of water that flow from higher to lower ground. A river is a naturally flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake, or another river.

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The river has historically been significant for both nature and human civilization as rivers make life away from sea shores possible. Some rivers have very long in size. One is reaching 6.650 Km. So, here are the top ten longest rivers in the world.

1. Nile River

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The Nile River is considered the longest river in the world because it stretches for about 6.650 kilometers. The source of the river flow is thought to be Lake Victoria. Egypt, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Burundi, Sudan, and South Sudan are part of the river's path.

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Large rivers, such as the Nile and Amazon, have many sources as well as several large and small tributaries. If the actual length of a river is to be calculated, it is necessary to find its furthest source. These sources are often found in remote and inaccessible areas.

2. Amazon River

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The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world with a length of 6.675 kilometers. Initially, the Amazon River was the longest in the world, but many debated this issue and thought that the Nile was longer than the Amazon River.

The conflict stems from the determination of the origins of the Amazon. According to a study published in 2014, the Cordillera Rumi Cruz was where Amazon started.

3. Yangtze River

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The Yangtze River stretches for 6.300 Kilometers. This river is the longest in Asia. One-third of China's population lives in the Yangtze River valley.

The Tuotuo tributary in the Tanggula Mountains is traditionally considered the source of the river by the Chinese government. However, according to the latest information, the source of the Yangtze River is at Jari Hill, where the headwaters of the Dam Qu tributary originate. These and other tributaries combine to form the Yangtze River, which empties into the East China Sea at Shanghai.

4. Mississippi River

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The Mississippi, Missouri, and Jefferson rivers form the fourth longest river system in the world, measuring 6.257 kilometers. The river system flows through 31 states in the United States and two provinces in Canada.

The Mississippi River originates in northern Minnesota, where Lake Itasca is considered the source, then flows into the Gulf of Mexico. When people consider the Jefferson River to be the farthest source of the Mississippi River, people get the Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson River system.

5. Yenisei River

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The Yenisei River is 5.593 kilometers long and it is the largest in the Arctic Ocean. The river is considered the headwaters of the river system, which flows into Lake Baikal and is 992 kilometers long.

The Angara River begins near Listvyanka on Lake Baikal and flows through Russia's Irkutsk Oblast before joining the Yenisei River near Strelka. Finally, the Yenisei empties into the Arctic Ocean.

6. Yellow River

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The Yellow River known as Huang He is 5,464 kilometers long. The river is named after its color, which is the result of a large number of loose debris in the water. The basin is considered the birthplace of ancient Chinese civilization and continues to have significant symbolic and practical significance for the country.

7. Ob-Irtysh River

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The Ob-Irtysh River has a length of 5,410 Kilometers and is known as the Ob river. It is one of the three main rivers of Siberia. This river flows into the Arctic Ocean and originates in the Atlas Mountains.

8. Parana River

The Parana River has a length of 4,880 Kilometers and is located in South America. This river is one of the longest rivers in the world and the second largest on the continent. Its name is an abbreviation of the phrase Tupi para the onáva, which means "like the sea".

9. Congo River

The Congo River stretches for 4,700 Kilometers and was formerly known as the river Zaire. It flows in a curved path across the African continent and is the only river that crosses the equator twice. It is also the deepest river in the world, with some sections reaching depths of over 700 feet.

10. Amur River

The Amur River is 4,480 Kilometers long and is known as Heilong Jiang. It is the tenth-longest river in the world, flowing along the border between northeastern China and Russia. The Chinese Heilong Jiang translates to " black dragon river” while the word Amur is supposed to have come from the term for “water”.

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