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Longest Rivers I

  1. The longest river in the world is the Nile. It's 4,132 miles long.




  2. The second longest river in the world is the Amazon. It is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world./li>
  3. The Yangtze river in China is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world. It's the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. The Three Gorges are three adjacent gorges along the middle reaches of the river.
  4. Australia's longest river is the Murray River.
  5. The Volga is the longest river in Europe. It flows through central Russia and into the Caspian Sea. It's widely regarded as the national river of Russia.
  6. The Danube is Europe's second longest river. It passes through the four capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade before emptying into the Black Sea.
  7. The River Severn at a length of 220 miles is the longest river in Great Britain.
  8. However, the River Shannon in Ireland is the longest river in the British Isles. (The British Isles is a geographical term for both Great Britain and Ireland.) The Shannon is just 4 miles longer than the Severn.
  9. The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland and the River Bann is the longest river in Northern Ireland.
  10. The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. The Mississippi River is the second-longest river on the North American continent.
  11. The Mackenzie River is the longest river in Canada.
  12. The Congo River is the second longest river in Africa. It is the only river to cross the equator twice.
  13. The Parana River is the second longest in South America.
  14. The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand, running for 264 miles through North Island.
  15. The Onyx River, a meltwater stream during the few months of the Antarctic summer is the longest river in Antarctica. It's just 20 miles in length.



Longest Rivers II

  1. The Loire is the longest river wholly in France, while the Rhine is the longest river running partly through France.
  2. The Po is the longest river in Italy, stretching a total length of 405 miles.
  3. The Indus is the longest river in India, the Ganges is the second longest.
  4. The Tagus is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. It goes through both Spain and Portugal. The Ebro is the longest river wholly within Spain.
  5. The Shinano River is the longest and widest river in Japan.
  6. The Rhine is the second-longest river in Central and Western Europe after the Danube. The largest city on the Rhine is Cologne.
  7. The Vistula the longest and largest river in Poland.
  8. The River Trent is the third-longest river in the United Kingdom after the Severn and the Thames.
  9. The Euphrates is the longest river in Western Asia.
  10. The Yellow River is the second longest river in China.
  11. The Yukon River is the longest river in Alaska.
  12. The Zambezi is the the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean. It is the fourth-longest river in Africa.
  13. South Africa's longest river is the Orange River.




  14. The longest river in South East Asia is the Mekong River, which passes through Vietnam before draining into the South China Sea.
  15. The Rio Grande (also known as the Rio Bravo)is the longest river in Mexico.






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