Top 5 Longest Rivers in the World (with Map & Photos)

Rivers are one of the main catalysts for evolution. Civilizations arose and died around them. But for thousands of years, they have not lost their significance and they are also the source of the existence of a million people. We have compiled a rating of the 5 longest rivers in the world that have left their mark on the history of the world.

Amazon River

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Amazon River, Longest River in the World

Scientists are still arguing about the first place in the ranking of the longest rivers in the world. For a long time, the Nile River was on the first line, but a few years ago, more accurate data on the real size of the Amazon showed that its length is 6,992 kilometers.

This South American river crosses Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador.

The river has about 1,100 tributaries, 12 of which are more than 1,500 kilometers.

Nile River

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Nile River, Longest River in the World

According to experts, the length of the Nile is 6 853 kilometers. It flows through 11 countries, including Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Tanzania, Kenya and, of course, Egypt.

It was the floods of the Nile that allowed the birth and development of the Egyptian civilization, without river silt that fertilized the land during floods - one would have to forget about the fertile oases in the desert.

Yangtze River

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Yangtze River, Longest River in the World

The longest river in Asia stretches for 6,300 kilometers. It is the river that divides China into southern and northern territories, occupying a fifth of it.

Mississippi River

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Mississippi River, Longest River in the World

The length of these bodies of water is about 6,275 kilometers and covers the territory of the United States and Canada. The Mississippi river originates from Lake Itasca, and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

Yenisei River

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Yenisei River, Longest River in the World

The length of the river is 5,539 kilometers. which allows it to take a place in the five longest rivers in the world. In total, the river flows through the territory of six countries and dissolves in the Yenisei Gulf.

Unfortunately, an exact rating of the longest rivers still does not exist, as experts continue to argue about the duration of a particular river. This means that the lists of the longest rivers may differ.