The world features some amazingly long rivers but which are the longest? 

Check out our list of the top ten longest rivers in the world featuring well known rivers such as the Nile, Amazon and Mississippi.

While most scientists and researchers agree on the order, accurately measuring the length of such enormous rivers can be difficult and there is at times disagreement on where a river starts, where it finishes and its accurate length. Learn about the longest rivers on Earth plus lots more with our huge range of fun science facts for you.
Longest Rivers in the World

Number
River name
Kilometres
Miles
Location
1.
Nile
6650
4132
North East Africa
2.
Amazon
6400
4000
South America
3.
Yangtze
6300
3917
China
4.
Mississippi - Missouri
6275
3902
USA
5.
Yenisei - Angara - Selenga
5539
3445
Russia, Mongolia
6.
Yellow
5464
3398
China
7.
Ob - Irtysh
5410
3364
Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia
8.
Congo - Chambeshi
4700
2922
Central Africa
9.
Amur - Argun
4444
2763
Russia, China, Mongolia
10.
Lena
4400
2736
Russia






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