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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Top 10 Longest rivers in the world


1.Nile River:
  Nile is the Longest River in the World. It is major north-flowing river in North eastern Africa.It is about 6,650km long.It is an international river, its water resources are shared by eleven countries. This river has two major Tributaries the white Nile and blue Nile. The river ends in the Mediterranean sea.

2.Amazon River:
  Amazon river is the second longest river in the world. This river has largest waterflow. It is about 6,400km long.It has the largest Drainage basin of about 7,050,000 sq.km.  The width of the Amazon is between 1.6 and 10 kilometers. The first Bridge in the Amazon is opened on 10 October 2010 near Manaus,Brazil.

3.Yangtze River:
  Yangtze(chang jiang) is the third longest River in the World. It is about 6,300km long. It flows from the glaciers of on the Quinghal-tibet plateau in Quinghai eastward across southwest, central and Easter china before emptying into the East china sea at shanghai. It is one of the biggest river by discharge volume in the world.

4.Mississippi River:
  Mississippi is the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. It is about 6275km long. It is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America. This river flows entirely into the United states. This river rises in the Northern  Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070km).

5.Yenisei River:
  Yenisei is the Fifth longest river in the world. It is about 5,539km, and it is the largest river flowing to the Arctic ocean. The river rises in Mongolia. The maximum depth of the Yenisei River is 80 feet and the average depth is 40 feet. The depth of river outflow is 106 feet(32m) and inflow is 101 feet (31m).

6.Yellow River:
  Yellow river is the sixth longest river in the world and the second longest river in Asia. The river is about 5,464km long. the river originates in the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghal province of  Western china, it flows through nine provinces and empties into the Bohai sea. This river is called "The River Cradle of Chinese Civilization".

7.Ob River:
  Ob river is the seventh longest River in the world. The river is in Russia. It is about 5,410km long. Ob river
 forms 16miles southwest of Biya and Katun Rivers. Both these streams have their orgin in the Altay Mountains. The area of its basin 2,990,000 sq.km.

8.Parana River:
  Parana river is the Eighth longest river in the world, it is a river in south central south America. It is about 4,880km long. The name Parana is an abbreviation of the phrase "para rehe onava",which comes from the Tupi language. the river empties in the Atlantic ocean.

9.Congo River:
  Congo river is the ninth longest river in the World. It is 4,700km long. The river is situated in Africa and it is
deepest river in the world. It is the third largest river in the world by volume of water  discharged. Between
1971 and 1997 the government of Then-Zaire called it the Zaire River.

10.Amur River:
  Amur river is the Tenth longest river of the world. The river is about 4,444km long. It forms the border between Russian far east and Northeastern China. Kalunga, a largest fish found in the river, it is about 5.6meters.

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