Rivers of world

River Length (km) Length (miles) Drainage area (km²) Average discharge (m³/s) Outflow Countries in the drainage basin 1.** Nile 6,650 4,135 3,349,000 5,100 Mediterranean Sea Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.** Amazon 6,400 3,980 6,915,000 219,000 Atlantic Ocean Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana 3. Yangtze (Chang Jiang) 6,300 3,917 1,800,000 31,900 East China Sea P.R. China 4. Mississippi – Missouri 6,275 3,902 2,980,000 16,200 Gulf of Mexico United States (98.5%), Canada (1.5%) 5. Yenisei – Angara – Selenga 5,539 3,445 2,580,000 19,600 Kara Sea Russia, Mongolia 6. Yellow (Huang He) 5,464 3,398 745,000 2,110 Bohai Sea (Balhae) P.R. China 7. Ob – Irtysh 5,410 3,364 2,990,000 12,800 Gulf of Ob Russia, Kazakhstan, P.R. China, Mongolia 8. Congo – Chambeshi (Zaire) 4,700 2,922 3,680,000 41,800 Atlantic Ocean Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Cameroon, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda 9. Amur – Argun (Heilong Jiang) 4,444 2,763 1,855,000 11,400 Sea of Okhotsk Russia, P.R. China, Mongolia 10. Lena 4,400 2,736 2,490,000 17,100 Laptev Sea Russia 11. Mekong (Lancang Jiang) 4,350 2,705 810,000 16,000 South China Sea Laos, Thailand, P.R. China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar 12. Mackenzie – Peace – Finlay 4,241 2,637 1,790,000 10,300 Beaufort Sea Canada 13. Niger 4,200 2,611 2,090,000 9,570 Gulf of Guinea Nigeria (26.6%), Mali (25.6%), Niger (23.6%), Algeria (7.6%), Guinea (4.5%), Cameroon (4.2%), Burkina Faso (3.9%), Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Chad 14. Paraná (Río de la Plata) 3,998 2,486 3,100,000 25,700 Atlantic Ocean Brazil (46.7%), Argentina (27.7%), Paraguay (13.5%), Bolivia (8.3%), Uruguay (3.8%) 15. Volga 3,645 2,266 1,380,000 8,080 Caspian Sea Russia (99.8%), Kazakhstan (minor) 16. Shatt al-Arab – Euphrates 3,596 2,236 884,000 856 Persian Gulf Iraq (40.5%), Turkey (24.8%), Iran (19.7%), Syria (14.7%) 17. Purus 3,379 2,101 63,166 8,400 Amazon Brazil, Peru 18. Murray – Darling 3,370[1] 2,094 1,061,000 767 Southern Ocean Australia 19. Madeira – Mamoré 3,239 2,014 850,000 17,000 Amazon Brazil, Bolivia, Peru 20. Yukon 3,184 1,980 850,000 6,210 Bering Sea United States (59.8%), Canada (40.2%) 21. Indus (Sindhu) 3,180 1,976 960,000 7,160 Arabian Sea Pakistan (93%), India, P. R. China, disputed territory (Kashmir), Afghanistan 22. São Francisco 3,180* (2,900) 1,976* (1,802) 610,000 3,300 Atlantic Ocean Brazil 23. Syr Darya – Naryn 3,078 1,913 219,000 703 Aral Sea Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan 24. Salween (Nu Jiang) 3,060 1,901 324,000 3,153[2] Andaman Sea P.R. China (52.4%), Myanmar (43.9%), Thailand (3.7%) 25. Saint Lawrence – Niagara-Detroit-Saint Clair-Saint Marys-Saint Louis 3,058 1,900 1,030,000 10,100 Gulf of Saint Lawrence Canada (52.1%), United States (47.9%) 26. Rio Grande 3,057 (2,896) 1,900 (1,799) 570,000 82 Gulf of Mexico United States (52.1%), Mexico (47.9%) 27. Lower Tunguska 2,989 1,857 473,000 3,600 Yenisei Russia 28. Brahmaputra 2,948* 1,832* 1,730,000 19,200[3] Bay of Bengal India (58.0%), P.R. China (19.7%), Nepal (9.0%), Bangladesh (6.6%), Disputed India/P.R. China (4.2%), Bhutan (2.4%) 29. Danube 2,850* 1,771* 817,000 7,130 Black Sea Romania (28.9%), Hungary (11.7%), Austria (10.3%), Serbia (10.3%), Germany (7.5%), Slovakia (5.8%), Bulgaria (5.2%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4.8%), Croatia (4.5%), Ukraine (3.8%), Moldova (1.7%). 30. Tocantins 2,699 1,677 1,400,000 13,598 Atlantic Ocean, Amazon Brazil 31. Zambezi (Zambesi) 2,693* 1,673* 1,330,000 4,880 Mozambique Channel Zambia (41.6%), Angola (18.4%), Zimbabwe (15.6%), Mozambique (11.8%), Malawi (8.0%), Tanzania (2.0%), Namibia, Botswana 32. Vilyuy 2,650 1,647 454,000 1,480 Lena Russia 33. Araguaia 2,627 1,632 358,125 6,172 Tocantins Brazil 34. Amu Darya 2,620 1,628 534,739 1,400 Aral Sea Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan 35. Japurá (Rio Yapurá) 2,615* 1,625* 242,259 6,000 Amazon Brazil, Colombia 36. Nelson – Saskatchewan 2,570 1,597 1,093,000 2,575 Hudson Bay Canada, United States 37. Paraguay (Rio Paraguay) 2,549 1,584 900,000 4,300 Paraná Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina 38. Kolyma 2,513 1,562 644,000 3,800 East Siberian Sea Russia 39. Ganges 2,510 1,560 907,000 12,037[4] Brahmaputra, Bay of Bengal India, Bangladesh, Nepal 40. Pilcomayo 2,500 1,553 270,000 Paraguay Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia 41. Upper Ob 2,490 1,547 Ob Russia 42. Ishim 2,450 1,522 177,000 56 Irtysh Kazakhstan, Russia 43. Juruá 2,410 1,498 200,000 6,000 Amazon Peru, Brazil 44. Ural 2,428 1,509 237,000 475 Caspian Sea Russia, Kazakhstan 45. Arkansas 2,348 1,459 505,000 (435,122) 1,066 Mississippi United States 46. Ubangi – Uele 2,300 1,429 4,003 Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic 47. Olenyok 2,292 1,424 219,000 1,210 Laptev Sea Russia 48. Dnieper 2,287 1,421 516,300 1,670 Black Sea Russia, Belarus, Ukraine 49. Aldan 2,273 1,412 729,000 5,060 Lena Russia 50. Negro 2,250 1,450 720,114 26,700 Amazon Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia 51. Columbia 2,250 (1,953) 1,450 (1,214) 415,211 7500 Pacific Ocean United States, Canada 52. Colorado (western U.S.) 2,333 1,450 390,000 1,200 Gulf of California United States, Mexico 53. Pearl – Xi Jiang 2,200 1,376 437,000 13,600 South China Sea P.R. China (98.5%), Vietnam (1.5%) 54. Red 2,188 1,360 78,592 875 Mississippi United States 55. Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) 2,170 1,348 411,000 13,000 Andaman Sea Myanmar 56. Kasai 2,153 1,338 880,200 10,000 Congo Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo 57. Ohio – Allegheny 2,102 1,306 490,603 7,957 Mississippi United States 58. Orinoco 2,101 1,306 880,000 30,000 Atlantic Ocean Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana 59. Tarim 2,100 1,305 557,000 Lop Nur P. R. China 60. Xingu 2,100 1,305 Amazon Brazil 61. Orange 2,092 1,300 Atlantic Ocean South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho 62. Northern Salado 2,010 1,249 Paraná Argentina 63. Vitim 1,978 1,229 Lena Russia 64. Tigris 1,950 1,212 Shatt al-Arab Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran 65. Songhua 1,927 1,197 Amur P. R. China 66. Tapajós 1,900 1,181 Amazon Brazil 67. Don 1,870 1,162 425,600 935 Sea of Azov Russia 68. Stony Tunguska 1,865 1,159 240,000 Yenisei Russia 69. Pechora 1,809 1,124 322,000 Barents Sea Russia 70. Kama 1,805 1,122 507,000 Volga Russia 71. Limpopo 1,800 1,118 413,000 Indian Ocean Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana 72. Guaporé (Itenez) 1,749 1,087 Mamoré Brazil, Bolivia 73. Indigirka 1,726 1,072 360,400 1,810 East Siberian Sea Russia 74. Snake 1,670 1,038 279,719 1,611 Columbia United States 75. Senegal 1,641 1,020 419,659 Atlantic Ocean Senegal, Mali, Mauritania 76. Uruguay 1,610 1,000 370,000 Atlantic Ocean Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil 77. Blue Nile 1,600 994 Nile Ethiopia, Sudan 77. Churchill 1,600 994 Hudson Bay Canada 77. Khatanga 1,600 994 Laptev Sea Russia 77. Okavango 1,600 994 Okavango Delta Namibia, Angola, Botswana 77. Volta 1,600 994 Gulf of Guinea Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin 82. Beni 1,599 994 Madeira Bolivia 83. Platte 1,594 990 Missouri United States 84. Tobol 1,591 989 Irtysh Kazakhstan, Russia 85. Jubba – Shebelle 1,580* 982* Indian Ocean Ethiopia, Somalia 86. Içá (Putumayo) 1,575 979 Amazon Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador 87. Magdalena 1,550 963 Caribbean Sea Colombia 88. Han 1,532 952 Yangtze P. R. China 89. Lomami 1,500 932 Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 89. Oka 1,500 932 Volga Russia 90. Pecos 1,490 926 Rio Grande United States 91. Upper Yenisei 1,480 920 Yenisei Russia, Mongolia 92. Godavari 1,465 910 Bay of Bengal India 93. Colorado (Texas) 1,438 894 Gulf of Mexico United States 94. Río Grande (Guapay) 1,438 894 Ichilo Bolivia 95. Belaya 1,420 882 Kama Russia 96. Cooper – Barcoo 1,420 880 Lake Eyre Australia 97. Marañón 1,415 879 Amazon Peru 98. Dniester 1,411 (1,352) 877 (840) Black Sea Ukraine, Moldova 99. Benue 1,400 870 Niger Cameroon, Nigeria 99. Ili (Yili) 1,400 870 Lake Balkhash P. R. China, Kazakhstan 99. Warburton – Georgina 1,400 870 Lake Eyre Australia 102. Sutlej 1,372 852 Chenab China, India, Pakistan 103. Yamuna 1,370 851 Ganges India 103. Vyatka 1,370 851 Kama Russia 105. Fraser 1,368 850 3,475 Pacific Ocean Canada 106. Kura 1,364 848 Caspian Sea Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Iran 107. Grande 1,360 845 Paraná Brazil 108. Brazos 1,352 840 Gulf of Mexico United States 109. Cauca River 1,350 839 Magdalena River Colombia 110. Liao 1,345 836 Bo Hai P. R. China 111. Yalong 1,323 822 Yangtze P. R. China 112. Iguaçu 1,320 820 Paraná Brazil, Argentina 112. Olyokma 1,320 820 Lena Russia 112. Rhine 1,320 820 198,735 2,330 North Sea Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Italy 113. Northern Dvina – Sukhona 1,302 809 357,052 3,332 White Sea Russia 114. Krishna 1,300 808 Bay of Bengal India 114. Iriri 1,300 808 Xingu Brazil 115. Narmada 1,289 801 Arabian Sea India 116. Ottawa 1,271 790 Saint Lawrence Canada 117. Zeya 1,242 772 Amur Russia 118. Juruena 1,240 771 Tapajós Brazil 119. Upper Mississippi 1,236 768 Mississippi United States 120. Athabasca 1,231 765 Mackenzie Canada 121. Elbe – Vltava 1,231 765 148,268 711 North Sea Germany, Czech Republic 122. Canadian 1,223 760 Arkansas United States 123. North Saskatchewan 1,220 758 Saskatchewan Canada 124. Vaal 1,210 752 Orange South Africa 125. Shire 1,200 746 Zambezi Mozambique, Malawi 126. Nen (Nonni) 1,190 739 Songhua P. R. China 127. Green 1,175 730 Colorado (western U.S.) United States 128. Milk 1,173 729 Missouri United States, Canada 131. Chindwin 1,158 720 Ayeyarwady Myanmar 132. Sankuru 1,150 715 Kasai Democratic Republic of the Congo 133. James (Dakotas) 1,143 710 Missouri United States 133. Kapuas 1,143 710 South China Sea Indonesia 135. Helmand 1,130 702 Hamun-i-Helmand Afghanistan, Iran 135. Madre de Dios 1,130 702 Madeira Peru, Bolivia 135. Tietê 1,130 702 Paraná Brazil 135. Vychegda 1,130 702 Northern Dvina Russia 139. Sepik 1,126 700 77,700 Pacific Ocean Papua New Guinea, Indonesia 140. Cimarron 1,123 698 Arkansas United States 141. Anadyr 1,120 696 Gulf of Anadyr Russia 142. Jialing River 1,119 695 Yangtze P. R. China 143. Liard 1,115 693 Mackenzie Canada 144. White 1,102 685 Mississippi United States 145. Huallaga 1,100 684 Marañón Peru 145. Kwango 1,100 684 263,500 2,700 Kasai Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo 147. Gambia 1,094 680 Atlantic Ocean The Gambia, Senegal, Guinea 148. Chenab 1,086 675 Indus India, Pakistan 149. Yellowstone 1,080 671 Missouri United States 150. Chu River 1067 663 62,500 none Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan 151. Donets 1,078 (1,053) 670 (654) Don Ukraine, Russia 152. Bermejo 1,050 652 Paraguay Argentina, Bolivia 152. Fly 1,050 652 Gulf of Papua Papua New Guinea, Indonesia 152. Guaviare 1,050 652 Orinoco Colombia 152. Kuskokwim 1,050 652 Bering Sea United States 156. Tennessee 1,049 652 Ohio United States 157. Daugava 1,020 634 Gulf of Riga Latvia, Belarus, Russia 158. Gila 1,015 631 Colorado (western U.S.) United States 159. Vistula 1,014 630 Baltic Sea Poland 160. Loire 1,012 629 Atlantic Ocean France 161. Essequibo 1,010 628 Atlantic Ocean Guyana 161. Khoper 1,010 628 Don Russia 163. Tagus (Tajo/Tejo) 1,006 625 Atlantic Ocean Spain, Portugal 164. Colorado (Argentina) 1,000 620 Atlantic Ocean Argentina [edit] Notes

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