Rivers have always been the place where the greatest civilizations flourished. They are the source of all what is needed from the mother nature.
Here is a list of five longest rivers of the world
1. Nile River: The longest river in the world
6,650 km in length, Nile River of North-East Africa is the lifeline of a number of countries. Eleven countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt share its water.
2. Amazon River: Second longest and the largest by water flow
Amazon River of South America is the second longest river in the world with a length of 6,400 km. But it is by far the largest river by water flow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined. It flows through Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Guyana.
3. Yangtze River: The longest river in Asia
Flowing in China, Yangtze River is not only the third longest river in the world but also the longest river in Asia. It is 6,300 km long.
The fourth longest river in the world is located in North America. It is 6,274 km long and flows towards the Gulf of Mexico. Its presence is only in two countries, namely, United States of America and Canada.
With a length of 5,539 km, Yenisei River flows mainly in Russia and the rest in Mongolia. It is the largest river system which flows towards the Arctic Ocean into the Kara Sea.