Top 10 Longest Rivers in the World
As we know the river is one important part of human civilization. River is one source of irrigation for farmland. River transport is also one of the most important purposes of using the boat. This is a list longest river in the world.
10. Amur River: Russia and China: 4444 km
Amur River or Heilong Jiang (Chinese), or Sahaliyan Ula (Manchu) is the longest river in the world rankings to 10, forms the border between the Russian Far East with the East China Sea. Amur River is a symbol and an important geopolitical factor in Sino-Russian relations. Amur is very important in a period of Sino-Soviet split in the 1960’s.
9. Congo River
Congo River (also known as Zaire River) is the largest river in the western part of Central Africa. This river has a length of about 4700 km, This River is the second largest in Africa (after the Nile). It flows through the world’s largest rainforest after the Amazon. The name comes from the Kingdom of Congo. From 1971 to 1997, the government called Zaire River.
8. Paraná – Río de la Plata. Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Uruguay: 4880 km
Parana River is located in south central South America. This river through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The river is dammed by the Itaipu Dam, which is the largest hydroelectric power in the world. Behind the dam became shallow.
7. Ob – Irtysh River: Russia, Kazakhstan, China, And Mongolia: 5410 km
This long river can be divided into Ob River and the Irtysh is the main tributary of the Ob. There exist several other tributaries Ob. The water in the Ob was polluted due to the poison of Russian weapons research and production waste.
6. Yellow River / Hwang Ho: China: 5464 km
Yellow River (Huanghe or Hwangho) is an important river in North China which became the center of Chinese culture together with the Long River (Yangtze) in the south. With a length of 5464 km, the Yellow River is the second longest river in China after the Long River (Yangtze).
5. Yenisei-Angara-Selenga-Ider: Russia and Mongolia: 5539 km
Yenisei Yenisey also be written as, is the largest river system that flows into the Arctic Ocean. This river flows north into the Gulf of Yenisei in the Kara Sea.
4. Mississippi – Missouri River: United States: 6275 km
Mississippi River is a river in the United States. This is one of the longest rivers in the world and is the second longest river in America. Has a length of 3.734 km for the main river and into 6275 km if it is measured up to the creek Missouri. This river originates in Lake Itasca in Minnesota and culminates in the Gulf of Mexico. The name “Mississippi” comes from a Native American language meaning “father of waters.”
3. Yangtze River / Chang Jiang: China: 6300 km
Yangtze River (pinyin: Changjiang, English: Long River or Yangtze River) is the longest river in China and Asia. Long River is the third longest river in the world. River became the southern boundary of ancient Chinese culture which is located between the Yellow River in the north and Long River in the south.
2. Amazon River: South America: 6400 km
Amazon River (Portuguese: Rio Amazonas, Spanish: Río Amazonas) of South America is the largest river in the world with total river flow greater than ten largest rivers combined. Amazon, which has the largest watershed in the world, the large of Amazon is equal with one-fifth of the world’s total river flow. In the upper stretches of the Amazon River called the Apurimac (Peru) and the Solimões (in Brazil).
During the rainy season, the width of the Amazon increase more than 190 kilometers (120 miles away).
1. River Nile: Africa: 6650 km
If we ask what is the longest river in the world? Nile River in Africa is one of the two longest rivers on Earth. Nile River flows along the 6650 km or 4132 miles and flows through nine countries: Ethiopia, Zaire, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan and of course Egypt. Since the Nile has significance in Egyptian history (especially ancient Egypt.) Nile has a very important role in the life, civilization and history of the Egyptians since thousands of years ago. One of the important roles of the Nile is the ability to produce fertile soil as a result of sedimentation in the watershed.