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World's Ten Longest Rivers
by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following list summarizes the Earth's TOP TWENTY BIGGEST Rivers, listed in order of length in miles and kilometers.

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Ten Longest Rivers on Earth

Rank

Rivers, Ten Longest

Length in
Miles
Length in
Kilometers
1

Nile (Africa)

4,160
6,693
2

Amazon (S. America)

4,000
6,436
3

Chang Jiang (Yangtze) (China)

3,964
6,378
4

Huang He (Yellow River) (China)

3,395
5,463
5

Ob-Irtysh (Russia)

3,362
5,410
6

Amur (Asia)

2,744
4,415
7

Lena (Russia)

2,734
4,399
8

Congo (Africa)

2,718
4,373
9

MacKenzie (Canada)

2,635
4,241
10

Mekong (Viet Nam)

2,600
4,183
11

Niger (Africa)

2,590
4,167
12

Yenisey (Russia)

2,543
4,092
13

Parana (S. America)

2,485
3,998
14

Mississippi (U.S.)

2,340
3,765
15

Missouri (U.S.)

2,315
3,725
16

Murray-Darling (Australia)

2,310
3,717
17

Volga (Russia)

2,290
3,685
18

Purus (Brazil)

2,100
3,379
19

Madeira (Brazil)

2.013
3,239
20

Sao Francisco (Brazil)

1,988
3,199

The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River.
The Parana River is a tributary of the Rio de la Plata.
The Purus River is a tributary of the Amazon River.
The Madeira River is a tributary of the Amazon River.

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