Major Rivers of the World by Length

 

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River Miles km Source Destination Fish
Nile 4,145 6,673 Tributaries of Lake Victoria, E. Africa Mediterranean Sea  
Amazon 4,000 6,440 Andes Mountains, Peru Atlantic Ocean  
Mississippi-Missouri 3,740 6,021 Three Forks Montana (Jefferson, Madison, Galatin) Gulf of Mexico  
Changjiang (Yangtze) 3,720 5,989 Kunlun Mts. China China Sea  
Yenisei-Angara 3,650 5,877 Lake Baikal, Russia Kara Sea (Arctic Ocean)  
Amur-Argun 3,590 5,780 Khingan Mts. China Tatar Strait  
Ob-Irtysh 3,360 5,410 Alti Mts. China Gulf of Ob (arctic Ocean  
Plata-Parana 3,030 4,878 Confluence of Paranaiba & Grande, Brazil Atlantic Ocean  
Huang He (Yellow) 2,903 4,674 Kunlun Mts. China Gulf of China (Yellow Sea)  
Congo (Zaire) 2,900 4,669 Confluence of Luapula and Lualaba, Ziare Atlantic Ocean  
Lena 2,730 4,395 Baikal Mts. Russia Laptev Sea (Arctic Ocean)  
MacKenzie 2,635 4,242 Headwaters of Finlay Rivers, BC Canada Bearfort Sea (Arctic Ocean)  
Mekong 2,600 4,186 T'ang-ku-la Mts. Tibet South China Sea  
Niger 2,600 4,186 Guinea Gulf of Guinea  
Missouri 2,315 3,725 Three Forks Montana (Jefferson, Madison, Galatin) Mississippi River  
Mississippi 2,348 3,780 Lake Itasca, Minnesota Gulf of Mexico  
Murry-Darling 2,330 3,751 Great Dividing Range, Australia Indian Ocean  
Volga 2,290 3,687 Valdai Hills, Russia Caspian Sea  
Madeira 2,013 3,241 Mamore & Beni Rivers, Boliva/Brazil Amazon River  
Sao Francisco 1,988 3,201 Minas Gerais State, Brazil Atlantic Ocean  
Yukon 1,979 3,186 Lewes & Pelly Rivers, Yukon Territory, Canada Bearing Sea  
Rio Grande 1,885 3,035 San Juan Mts., Southwestern Colorado Gulf of Mexico  
Purus 1,860 2,995 Andes Mts. Peru Amazon River  
Tunguska, Lower 1,860 2,995 North of Lake Baikal, Russia Yenesei River

 

 

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