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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

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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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