Longest rivers in the world

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1. Nile River

The Nile River is the world’s longest river, measuring 7,088 kilometers long. It passes through eleven countries, including South Sudan and Egypt, where tourists sit on the bank of the river and play teen patti with great pleasure. It is the lifeline of these two nations. The White Nile starts in South Sudan and the Blue Nile originates in Ethiopia.

The Nile enters the Mediterranean Sea through the city of Khartoum in Sudan. About 95% of Egypt’s population lives near the banks of the river. It is also rich in wildlife, and is the reason why the country holds a two-week holiday known as “Wafaa An-Nil.”

2. Amazon River 

The Amazon River passes through nine countries, including Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela. It ends in the Atlantic Ocean. The width of this river can reach up to 190 kilometers during the monsoon season. There are over 3,000 species of fish that live in the waters of this river.

3. Yangtze River 

The Yangtze enters China and flows into the East China Sea. It is regarded as the longest river in Asia and is the world’s longest continuous river. The Three Gorges Dam, which is located on the river, is the largest hydroelectric project in the world. It houses different species of fish and animals, such as the Chinese Alligator and the Finless Porpoise.

4. Mississippi-Missouri

The Mississippi-Missouri River passes through the US and Canada. It is regarded as the largest river system in North America and the USA. It features the world’s fourth-largest drainage basin, which spans more than three million square kilometers. In addition, the river is home to over 260 species of fish and 325 bird species.

5. Yenisei River 

The river passes through Russia and Mongolia. It is known as a major source of hydroelectric power, and an oil refinery can be found near one of its tributaries. This river is also rich in fish, such as the salmon and sturgeon. During winter, the river freezes, which can cause floods and ice jams. To prevent these from happening, icebreaker boats are deployed to break ice.

6. Yellow River 

The Yellow River, which is located in China, ends in the Bohai Sea. It is referred to as the Huang He because its color changes to reflect less sediment. Due to its slow flow, it is one of the world’s muddiest rivers, and the Hukou Waterfall, which originates from its banks, is regarded as the country’s second-largest waterfall.

7. Ob River 

The Russian Federation depends on this river, which passes through Kazakhstan, China, and Russia before ending up in the Gulf of Ob. It is a significant water resource, and unlike other Russian Rivers, this one flows from the North to the South. It is home to over 50 species of fish.

8. Río de la Plata

The La Plata River passes through five countries: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia. It spans approximately 5,000 kilometers long and is regarded as the world’s widest river, with a width of approximately 2,000 kilometers. It’s also known as the River Plate.

9. Amur River 

The Amur is regarded as the tenth-longest river in the world, and it flows through Mongolia, China, and Russia. It is also referred to as the black river in China, and it has over 140 types of fish, including sturgeon and salmon. The water that flows through this river does not enter through the glaciers but through the monsoon season. It has incredible views, and it floods annually.

11. Lena River

The Russian River is one of the most trafficked rivers in Russia and flows into the Laptev Sea. It originates from regions where the freezing season lasts for only 130 days each year. Whenever the weather is favorable, flooding can occur due to the melting of ice. This river also serves as a habitat for migratory birds and fish.