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Longest River in the World

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Nile River of African continent is longest river in the world measuring 6650 kilometer in length. It is father of African rivers. The Nile river basin covers the 1/10th of area of African continent. Lake Victoria is the chief reserviour of Nile River. The pyramids of Giza are situated at the western bank of Nile River near Al-Jizah in North Egypt. In Egypt Aswan High water reserviour has been constructed in 1970 which has 168,900,000 thousand cubic meter water capacity.

The other longest rivers in different continents of the world are:

Name

Continent

Outflow

Length (KM)

Amazon-Ucayali-Apurimac

South Africa

South Atlantic Ocean

6400

Yangtze

Asia

East China Sea

6300

Mississippi-Missuri-Red Rock

North America

Gulf of Mexico

5971

Volga

Europe

Caspian Sea

3530

Darling

Oceania

Murray river

2739

Apart from the above river there are also long rivers viz.

Name

Continent

Outflow

Length (KM)

Yenisey-Baikal-Selenga

Asia

Kara Sea

5540

Huang Ho (Yellow)

Asia

Gulf of Chihli

5464

Ob–Irtysh

Asia

Gulf of Ob

5410

Parana

South America

Rio de la Plata

4880

Congo

Africa

South Atlantic Ocean

4700

Amur–Argun

Asia

Sea of Okhotsk

4444

Mackenzie–Slave–Peace

North America

Beaufort Sea

4241

Niger

Africa

Bight of Biafra

4200

Missouri–Red Rock

North America

Mississippi River

4090

St. Lawrence–Great Lakes

North America

Gulf of St. Lawrence

4000

Mississippi

North America

Gulf of Mexico

3770

Zambezi

Africa

Mozambique Channel

3500

Madeira-Mamore-Guapore

South America

Amazon River

3350

Jurua

South America

Amazon River

3283

Purus

South America

Amazon River

3211

Brahmputra

Asia

Bay of Bengal

2900

Danube

Europe

Black Sea

2850

Murray

Oceania

Great Australian Bight

2589

Ganga

Asia (India)

Bay of Bengal

2510

Ural

Europe

Caspian Sea

2428

Dnieper

Europe

Black Sea

2200

Kasai

Africa

Congo River

2153

Don

Europe

Sea of Azov

1870

Murrumbidgee

Oceania

Murray River

1579

Lachlan

Oceania

Murrumbidgee River

1484

Cooper Creek

Oceania

Lake Eyre

1420

 

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