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World's Twenty 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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The Twenty 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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was last updated on 2014-07-12.