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5 Longest Rivers in the World, Some Cross 11 Countries

| 25.12.21 |


There are many rivers in the world and they are the source of life for various ecosystems. However, did you know the longest river in the world? Here is the longest river in the world.

1. Nile River: 6,650 kilometers

The Nile River is located in Africa. The length of this river makes it pass through 11 countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. This river is the main source of water for Egypt and Sudan. The source of the Nile River flows from Lake Victoria.

2. Amazon River: 6,437 kilometers

The Amazon River is located in South America. This river is not only the second longest river, but also the largest river in terms of water discharge. This river's water discharge delivers 209,000 cubic meters of water into the Atlantic Ocean every second. This river passes through 7 countries: Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Guyana. Researchers from Brazil say that the main source of water flow in the Amazon River comes from the Andes Mountains. However, if this theory is correct, it will increase the length of the Amazon River to 6,800 kilometers and make it the longest river in the world.

3. Yangtze River: 6,380 kilometers

The third longest river is the Yangtze River in China. This river is the longest river in Asia. This river flows from the Tibetan Mountains in Qinghai Province. The Yangtze River has played an important role in the history of human civilization and agriculture in East Asia.

4. Mississippi River: 5,970 kilometers

The fourth longest river is the Mississippi River, which crosses the United States and Canada. In the United States, this river crosses 31 states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennesse, and Louisiana.

5. Yenisei River: 5,539 kilometers

The next longest river is the Yenisei River which crosses Russia and Mongolia. The water source comes from Mongolia and flows into the Kara Sea.

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