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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

10 Longest Rivers In The World


10: Amur River


Amur River is also known as Heilong Jiang, it’s a Chinese language word which means Black Dragon. This River has a symbolic history between Chinese and Russian relations.
Amur River is located on the borders of China and Russia, and faced many other rivers confluence.


Length:         4444 KM

Discharge:    1084,160 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    Asia

Countries:    Russia, China



9: Congo River


Congo River is the second longest river in Africa and the deepest river in the world. The debt of Congo River is 750 Feet. The surrounding area of the river is covered with rainy forests.
Congo River is the life line of their host countries. It is also a good point for tourists.


Length:         4700 KM

Discharge:    1500,000 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    Africa

Countries:    Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Angola



8: Parana River


Parana River is the second longest river of South America. This River is the great source of energy and has many famous tourist spots.
Parana is the combination of 3 Tupi language words (para rehe onava) which means “like the sea”.
Parana has the largest waterfall in the world, known as Iguazu Falls, located on the borders of Brazil and Argentina.


Length:         4880 KM

Discharge:    610,600 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    South America

Countries:    Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina



7: Ob Irtysh River


Ob Irtysh River is the longest river in Russia, and the 4th longest river in Asia. It is the confluence of Ob and Irtysh Rivers. Every year the river is freezes for 5 to 6 months.
Ob Irtysh River flows from south to north. It starts from Altai Mountains and ends in the Kara Sea.


Length:         5410 KM

Discharge:    440,600 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    Asia

Countries:    China, Kazakhstan, Russia



6: Yellow River


Yellow River is the English name of two Chinese words Huang He which is the real name if this river. 
Yellow River is the second longest river in China. It named because of its color, river water carried yellow silt with flow, which makes the entire river yellow.
It is the birth place of Chinese Civilization and also known as the mother river.


Length:         5464 KM

Discharge:    90,800 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    Asia

Countries:    China



5: Yenisei Angara River


Yenisei Angara River is the longest river in Russia and the second largest river in Asia. It flows from Mongolia to Kara Sea. The maximum debt of Yenisei Angara River is 80 Feet.
Yenisei Angara is the confluence of two rivers Yenisei River and Angara River. It is the largest river system which flows into the Arctic Ocean.


Length:         5536 KM

Discharge:    692,167 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    Asia

Countries:    Mongolia, Russia



4: Mississippi River


Mississippi name comes from the French word Messipi, which means Great River.
Mississippi River is the longest river in United State and the fourth longest river in the world. It flow from the North Woods of Minnesota State, and after the confluence with Ohio River and Arkansas River it gone in to the Gulf of Mexico.


Length:         5971 KM

Discharge:    593,000 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    North America

County:        United State



3: Yangtze River


Yangtze River is also called Chang Jiang. It is the longest river in China and plays an important role in Chinese economy as well as agriculture.
Yangtze River is used for transportation, not only in the modern age but from thousands of years people have used this river for transportation, irrigation and boundary marking.

                    
Length:         6380 KM

Discharge:    1,065,302 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    Asia

County:        China



2: Amazon River


Amazon River is the second longest river in the world and it carried the greatest volume of water and discharge 20% of all freshwater in the Ocean. It flows from west to east into the Atlantic Ocean.
Amazon tributary areas are covered with heavy rain forest, in rainy season these areas are flooded and increase the river to 30 feet.


Length:         6437 KM

Discharge:    7,381,000 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    South America

Countries:    Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil



1: Nile River


Neil is the longest river in the world also known as the father of African Rivers. Neil was also called Iteru which means Great River.
White Neil and Blue Neil are the major tributaries of Neil River.
Neil flows out of those deserted areas which doesn’t receive more than an inch of rain. Since ancient times, the civilization of Egypt and Sudan depend on the Water of Neil.


Length:         6825 KM

Discharge:    99,941 Cubic Feet / Second

Continent:    Africa

Countries:    Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt

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