SOME OF LONGEST RIVERS IN THE WORLD
Added on: 15th Dec 2014
The Salween, which means “Angry River” in Chinese, is about
2,815 kilometres (1,749 mi) long, and flows from the Tibetan
Plateau into the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia.
The Syr Darya, also transliterated Syrdarya or Sirdaryo, is a river in
Central Asia that rises in the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan
and flows for some 2,212 kilometres (1,374 mi) to the remains
of the Aral Sea.
SÃO FRANCISCO RIVER
The São Francisco is a river in Brazil. With a length of 2,914
kilometres (1,811 mi) it is the longest river that runs entirely in
Brazilian territory, and the fourth longest in South America.
The Indus River is a major river that flows through Pakistan.
It also has courses through western Tibet (in China) and
The Yukon River is a major watercourse of north western North America.
The source of the river is located in British Columbia, Canada.
The next portion lies in, and derives its name from the Yukon Territory.
The lower half of the river lies in the U.S. state of Alaska.
The river is 1,980 miles (3,190 km) long and empties into the
Bering Sea at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
The Purus is a tributary of the Amazon River in South America.
Its drainage basin is 63,166 km2 (24,389 sq mi), and the mean
discharge is 8,400 m³/s.
The Madeira River is a major waterway in South America,
approximately 3,250 km (2,020) miles long and is also the biggest
tributary of the Amazon.
Shatt al-Arab is a river in Southwest Asia of some 200 km (120 mi) in
length, formed by the confluence of the Euphrates and the Tigris in the
town of al-Qurnah in the Basra Governorate of southern Iraq.
The Volga is the longest river in Europe and it is also Europe’s
largest river in terms of discharge and watershed. It flows
through central Russia, and is widely viewed as the national
river of Russia.