MORE OF LONGEST RIVERS IN THE WORLD
Added on: 16th Jan 2015
The Tocantins is a river in Brazil and in the Tupi language, its name
means “toucan’s beak” (Tukã for “toucan” and Ti for “beak”).
It runs from south to north for about 2,640 km.
The Murray River is Australia’s longest river. At 2,375 kilometres
(1,476 mi) in length, the Murray rises in the Australian Alps and
for most of its length, meanders across Australia’s inland plains
before reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina.
The Niger is the third-longest river in Africa, exceeded only by the
Nile and the Congo River (also known as the Zaire River).
Its main tributary is the Benue River.
The Mackenzie River is the largest river system in Canada.
It flows through a vast, isolated region of forest and tundra entirely
within the country’s Northwest Territories, although its many
tributaries reach into four other Canadian provinces and territories.
The Mekong is a river in Southeast Asia. It is the world’s
12th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia. Its estimated length is
4,350 km (2,703 mi), and it drains an area of 795,000 km2 (307,000 sq mi),
discharging 475 km3 (114 cu mi) of water annually.
The Lena is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that
flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob River and the
Yenisei River). It is the 11th longest river in the world and has the
9th largest watershed.
The Amur, or Heilong Jiang, is the world’s tenth longest river, forming
the border between the Russian Far East and North Eastern China
The Congo River (in the past also known as the Zaire River) is a river
in Africa, and is the deepest river in the world, with measured depths
in excess of 220 m (720ft). It is the third largest river in the world by
volume of water discharged.