The Top Ten Longest Rivers in the World Today

Rivers are one of the major topographical features, which influence the economy of the countries through which they flow to a large extent. These major natural sources of water have a great influence on agriculture and irrigation, navigation, power generation and tourism. The lengths of these amazing water bodies have been a source of fascination for the human race. Apart from the natural and social life benefit they are also the place for visit and adventure attraction spot. Well in later case, the rivers which are longer is the prior parameter which attracts the adventurous person to go there.

So, I have picked here the top 10 longest rivers in the world for you. Let’s know about those rivers-

10. Amur-Argun

Amur and Argun are the two major rivers of Asia which has its flows in the land of three different countries i.e. China, Russia and Mongolia. It combines together to form the 10th longest river in the world. Amur, which flows in Russia, meets with Argun coming from Mongolia in China region, to make a combined length of 2763 miles. They fall into the sea of Okhotsk. The average water discharging capacity of this river is 11,400 m3 per second.

9. Congo-Chambeshi

River Congo, which originates in the Congo rain forest, meets with River Chambeshi of Zambia to form the ninth longest river of the world. This is the second longest river in Africa. The length of the rivers is 2922 miles and the outflow of this river goes to Atlantic Ocean. The average water discharging capacity of the river is 41,800 m3 per second which has made it a major source for the production of Hydro-electricity.This river covers the territory of Congo, Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

8. Parana-Rio De La Plata

The next river in the list of top 10 longest rivers in the world in 2017 are the two rivers, Parana and Rio de la Plata which comes in the eighth position. The former flows in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the latter lies between Argentina and Uruguay. Flowing to a length of 3030 miles, the rivers flow into Rio de la Plata.The average water dispensing capacity of the river is 18,000 m3 per second. The source from where this river flows is Uruguay River.

7. Ob-Irtysh

River Ob, which originates in Siberia is the fourth longest river in Russia and is a source of power generation and irrigation. The average water dispensing capacity of Ob-river is 12,475m3 per second. It combines with River Irtysh of Siberia and Kazakhstan to form the seventh longest river in the world, flowing 3364 miles long and falling into the Gulf of Ob. The average water dispensing capacity of Irtysh-river is 2150m3 per second.

6. Yellow River

This river comes in the sixth position in the list of top 10 longest river in the world in the year 2017.  This river is also mentioned as the “Sorrow of China” as it causes disastrous flood and destroys many house and farming number of times. It extends to a length of 3395 miles which makes it the second longest river of Asia as well. The outflow of this river is in Bohai Sea. The average water discharging capacity of this river is 2110m3 per second.

5. Yenisei-Angara-Selange

Yenisei, along with rivers Angara and Selange, is the fifth longest river in the world. They flow mostly in Russia and Mongolia and reach into the Kara Sea as the place for outflow, after spanning a length of 3445 miles. The river houses three big power plants and numerous dams. The average water discharging capacity of the river is 19,600m3 per second.

4. Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson

On the fourth spot in this list is the Mississippi River which has it most part in United Sates and a very few part in Canada. It merges along with Missouri and Jefferson Rivers to reach an amazing length of 3902 miles. The rivers flow into the Gulf of Mexico dispensing the water at 16,200 m3 per second.The embayment of this river is considered to be the best for agriculture because of the silt deposits which has made the land fertile.

3. Yangtze River

Yangtze River in China is the third longest river in the world in 2017 and the longest one in Asia, which spans a length of 3917 miles. The river is fed by the lakes of China and flows into the East China Sea. It holds an important place for the population of the country. The water dispensing capacity of this river is 31,900m3 per second.This river is considered to be the fifth deadliest river causing flood. This river is one of the economic booster for China as it contributes to 20 percent of GDP of China.

2. Nile River

River Nile, which flows through 11 countries in the African continent, is the second longest river in the world, flowing through an incredible length of 4258 miles. It is the main source of water for these countries and flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The average water dispensing capacity of this river is 2800m3 per second. The primary source and the secondary source of Nile River is White Nile and Blue Nile respectively.

1. Amazon River

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon river comes to be in the first number in the list of top 10 longest rivers in the world which flows in South America. This river streams through in the 3 countries in South America i.e. Brazil, Colombia and Peru.The 4345 miles long river is a home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and it has made Atlantic Ocean as outflow destination.The average water discharging capacity of this river is 209,000m3 per second. The main source of the river is Mantaro River.

Some other rivers of the world, which are recognized for their great lengths, are River Lena (Russia), River Mekong (China), River Mackenzie (Canada), River Niger (Nigeria) and River Murray Darling (Australia). All these rivers play a key role in the economic as well as natural aspects in the regions drained by them. These are the longest rivers in the world as updated in the year 2017 because of the conflict of length between Nile and Amazon River as the longest one.

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