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.
Here are the top 10 longest rivers in the world in 2015:
Amur and Argun are the two major rivers of Asia, which combine 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.
River Congo, which originates in the Congo rainforest, meets with River Chambeshi of Zambia to form the ninth longest river of the world. The length of the rivers is 2922 miles and they flow into the Atlantic Ocean. They are a major source of hydro electricity.
8. Parana-Rio de la Plata
Featuring next on the list of top 10 longest rivers in the world in 2015 are the two rivers, Parana and Rio de la Plata. While 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.
River Ob, which originates in Siberia is the fourth longest river in Russia and is a source of power generation and irrigation. 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.
6. Yellow River
The number 6 place on the list of longest rivers in the world 2015 is occupied by the Yellow River, which is also referred to as the “Sorrow of China”. It extends to a length of 3395 miles and is the second longest river in Asia. The river falls into Bohai Sea.