Top 10 Largest Rivers in the World

Rivers are very critical in shaping the history of this world. The majority of old and highly developed societies have been forming and growing along some of these rivers. Besides this, these rivers have been witnessing the rise and fall of various empires, and also many of the fights that have been won and lost. Rivers are very useful to humankind since they provide a source of food, drinking water, means of transporting valuables from one country to another and also provide land that is fertile. They are also a home to various animals. I will take you through the top ten largest rivers on earth by rank regarding the length, drainage area, and their average discharge.

 

10. The Amur River

 

10.Amur-River


Length (km): 4,444
Drainage area (km²): 1,855,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 11,400

 

9. Congo River

 

9.Congo-River


Length (km): 4,700
Drainage area (km²): 3,680,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 41,800

 

8. Parana River

 

8.Parana-River


Length (km): 4,880
Drainage area (km²): 2,582,672
Average discharge (m³/s): 18,000

 

7. Ob River

 

The Ob River tourism destinations
Length (km): 5,410
Drainage area (km²): 2,990,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 12,800

 

6. Yellow River

 

6.Yellow-River


Length (km): 5,464
Drainage area (km²): 745,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 2,110

 

5. Yenisei River

 

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Length (km): 5,539
Drainage area (km²): 2,580,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 19,600

 

4. Mississippi River

 

4.Mississippi-River


Length (km): 6,275
Drainage area (km²): 2,980,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 16,200

 

3. Yangtze River

 

3.The-great-Yangtze-River


Length (km): 6,300
Drainage area (km²): 1,800,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 31,900

 

2. Nile River

 

Traveling On The Nile In Egypte In October, 1997.


Length (km): 6,853
Drainage area (km²): 3,254,555
Average discharge (m³/s): 2,800

 

1. Amazon River

 

Amazon-River-aerial
Length (km): 6,992
Drainage area (km²): 7,050,000
Average discharge (m³/s): 209,000

 

Source: Susan Wanjiku/Wonderslist

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