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In the past, the majority of houses were located close to rivers. Rivers are an important part of the ecosystem. The major transporters of water and nutrients are the rivers.
They function as drains that are crucial to keep the water cycle running. Rivers are home for many creatures. Rivers have been an important source of food for numerous species as well as an area to be a. Nearly all regions of the globe have rivers. Rivers draw their water from numerous sources, including glaciers, rain, lakes and ponds. What do we know about these life support systems? Let's take an overview of the longest rivers in the world. Continue reading to discover other interesting facts.
List Of Longest Rivers In The World by Length
Nile River: The Nile River is the largest of all rivers in the world. It is located in North Africa as well as East Africa.
Amazon River: Colombia and Ecuador have numerous Amazon River systems. The Amazon River is the largest in the world based on its volume of discharge. The Mantaro River is its source. The Amazon River drains in the Atlantic Ocean. The Amazon River flows through Bolivia and Brazil as well as French Guiana. It is located in South America. The Amazon River flows backwards. Scientists believe that the Amazon River originates from a glacial stream that flows through the Peruvian Andes. If this is proven to be true, then the Amazon River would be the longest river in the world.
Yangtze River: The Yangtze River is the third longest river in world. It's located in China and is known by the Chang Jiang river. It is Asia's longest flowing river. The length of the Yangtze River is 395 mi (6380 km). It is a result of Qinghai Tibet Plateau glaciers. It runs through 10 provinces including Jiangxi and Anhui and also Jiangsu as well as Shanghai. A third of the population of China lives in the Yangtze River basin. The source of the river is the Ulan Moron River (Wulanmulun), located in the Tanggula Mountains (Qinghai).
Mississippi-Missouri River : The Mississippi Missouri Jefferson River System forms the fourth longest river in the world. The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. The length of this river is (3730 km). Together with Missouri, the longest river in North America and Jefferson, its length is 3902 miles (6275 km). You might be wondering why these three rivers are linked. All three rivers are connected because they intersect at the same place. The Missouri River and Mississippi River intersect close to St.Louis. From there, the two rivers join together with the Jefferson River in Montana. The Mississippi-Missouri river flows towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Yenisei River - The Yenisei River flows through the Arctic Ocean, and into the Kara Sea. This river measures 3445 miles (5,539 kilometers). The source of the Yenisei River is Mungaragiyn-Gol, Dod-Taygasyn-Noor, Mongolia. It runs through Mongolia and Russia before draining into the China Sea. It is well-known for its oil refinery, which is huge and hydroelectric power plant.
Yellow River: The Yellow River, China's second-longest river. The river is fed by the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai province. It has inundated 1593 times over the past 4000 years. The length of the Yellow River is 3398 mi (5464 km). The Yellow River drains an area of 307,000 sq miles (7955,000 sq km). According to the mythology it is believed that the Yellow River basin was once home to the ancient Chinese civilization. In China, the river is commonly known as Huang Ho.
Ob River: The Ob River is situated in Russia. It originates from two sources: the Karun River, and the Biya River. The Ob River length is 3364mi (5410 km).
Parana River: Parana River is also known as Rio Parana, is found in Central South America. It passes through Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. It is the 8th largest river system in the entire world.
Congo River: The Congo River, also known as the Zaire River is Africa's second-longest river. It flows through the Congo rainforest, which is the second-largest rainforest anywhere in the world. It's 2922 miles (4700 kilometers) long. It originates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The tributaries of Parana include the Paranapanema, Paraniete and Iguacu rivers.
Amur River: The Amur River is 2800 miles (4480 km) long. It is the 10th biggest system of rivers in the world. Zeya, Bureya, and Amgen rivers are Amur river tributaries. It has four sources and ends at the river's mouth. Zeya. The Amur River is in northeast Asia.