Rivers are known to be the main source of livelihood for billions of people across the world that is living beside them. A river resembles to natural flowing waterway which is usually a freshwater source. A river usually generates from a glacier mountain or during rain which ends up into another river, sea or ocean.
With the changing demography around the globe, the nature of river, both geographical and components has changed. While going through the geographical nature, there are many rivers that are vast in size, depth, length and area.
Here are six rivers that are longest in the world.
3. Chang Jiang (Yangtze)
6. Huang He (Yellow)
Let us know about these six longest rivers in detail.
River Nile is estimated to be 6,853 km long which is a major river in the north-eastern Africa. Since Nile covers the most distance, it is regarded as the longest river in the world. Nile flows between eleven countries including Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania and Kenya. River Nile has two tributaries, the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The White Nile originates from Lake Victoria, Uganda and the Blue Nile originates from Lake Tana in Ethiopia.
River Amazon is situated in the South America which flows in between four countries namely Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador. By discharge of water, Amazon is the largest river in the world. The 6400 km river sources from Andes and dissolves in the Atlantic Ocean. There has always been a debate and controversy regarding the accurate length of the river. The river has total 1100 tributaries, 12 of which are more than 1500 km long.
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Change Jiang or Yangtze is a 6300 km long river which flows in China. The river originates from the peak of Geladaindong and dissolves into East China Sea. It is the longest river in Asia.
River Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson lengths up to 6275 km which flows in
the United States of America and a very little part in Canada. The river originates from Lake Itasca and dissolves in the Gulf of Mexico.
River Yenisei-Angara-Selenga lengths up to 5539 km long with a total discharge of 25, 80,000 km2 of water. The river flows in total six countries. The river originates from Mungaragiyn-Gol and dissolves in Yenisei Gulf. The river has four tributaries namely Angara, Nizhnyaya, Tunguska and Tuba rivers.
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It is the third longest river in Asia by means of the length of 5464km. The waterway flows in china and originates from Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai and dissolves in Bohai Sea. The river has 16 tributaries with Wei River being the largest tributary.
Rivers have been a constant source of economy in all over the world. With time, the rivers have constantly been polluted. With the source of fresh water being continuously shrinking, it is necessary for us to protect these fresh water bodies.