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Top 10 Longest Rivers of the World

There are a couple of key factors to consider when trying to identify the longest river in the world, namely:

  1. The source (where the river starts)
  2. The location of the river mouth (where the river ejects, effectively where the river end and the sea/ocean/estuary begins)

Interested in finding out about the longest rivers in the world? We’ve got you covered with an overview and write up of 10 of the world’s longest and largest rivers, their country of origin, and the length of these rivers. 

Top 10 longest Rivers of the World

The list of top 10 longest rivers along with their location, length, and other important details:

10. Amur - Argun River

Location: Russia, China, Mongolia

Length: 4444 km

9. Congo - Chambeshi River

Location: Central Africa

Length: 4700 km

8. Rio de la Plata

Location: South America

Length: 4880 km

7. Ob - Irtysh River

Location: Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia

Length: 5410 km

6. Yellow River

Location: China

Length: 5464 km

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5. Yenisei - Angara - Selenga River

Location: Russia, Mongolia

Length: 5539 km

4. Mississippi - Missouri River

Location: USA

Length: 6275 km

3. Yangtze River

Location: China

Length: 6300

2. Amazon River

Location: South America

Length: 6,575 km

1. Nile River

Location: North-East Africa    

Length: 6,650

Top 10 longest Rivers of the World

Name of River

Description

1. Nile River

Location: North East Africa    

Kilometres: 6,650

2. Amazon River

Location: South America

Kilometres: 6,575

3. Yangtze River

Location: China

Kilometres: 6300

4. Mississippi – Missouri River

Location: USA

Kilometres: 6275

5. Yenisei - Angara – Selenga River

Location: Russia, Mongolia

Kilometres: 5539

Miles: 3445

6. Yellow River

Location: China

Kilometres: 5464

7. Ob – Irtysh River

Location: Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia

Kilometres: 5410

8. Rio De La Plata 

Location: South America

Kilometres: 4880

9. Congo – Chambeshi River

Location: Central Africa

Kilometres: 4700

10. Amur – Argun River

Location: Russia, China, Mongolia

Kilometres: 4444

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