Rivers and Lakes

Longest Rivers in the World

 

Rank

River

Length

Location

1.

Nile

4,160 miles

North/East Africa

2.

Amazon

4,049 miles

South America

3.

Chang Jiang (Yangtze)

3,915 miles

China

4.

Mississippi-Missouri River System

3,710 miles

North America

5.

Ob-Irtysh

3,461 miles

Russia

6.

 Yenisey-Angara-Selenga Rivers

3,448 miles

Russia

7.

Huang He (Yellow River)

3,395 miles

China

8.

Congo

2,900 miles

Central Africa

9.

Mekong

2,749 miles

Southeast Asia

10.

Amur

2,744 miles

Northeast Asia

11.

Lena

2,734 miles

Russia

12

Mackenzie

2,640 miles

Canada

13.

Niger

2590 miles

Africa

14.

Parana

2,485 miles

South America

15.

Murray-Darling

2,310 miles

Australia

16.

Volga

2,290 miles

Russia

17.

Purus

2,100 miles

Brazil

18.

Madeira

2,013 miles

Brazil

19.

Sao Francisco

1,988 miles

Brazil

20.

Yukon

1,979 miles

Alaska/Canada

 

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