Thousands of gallons of water piercing through the land and rushing towards the sea make up one of Nature’s most amazing creations.
Check out the Top 3 Longest River in the World.
Length : 6,695 / 4,160Miles
Nile is the world’s longest river. It Travels Around 4,258 miles falling into the Mediterranean Sea. This river is the lifeblood of most Egyptians and majority of them live on or near the river. Major settlements on this river include Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Khartoum.
Length : 6,400 Km / 4,000 Miles
Amazon boasts being the longest river on earth at 4,345 Miles. Amazon is also one of the widest rivers in the world measuring seven miles at various places along its course. During the wet season, this river has a width of up to 25 miles at some places.
The river has its source in South America and mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its enormous size, it can count at least 1/5 of the world’s complete flow. This river is so powerful and so big that there aren’t any points along the river that can be crossed by a bridge.
3. Yangtze River
Length : 6,300 Km / 3,917 Miles
Also known as Chang Jiang or Yangzi, this is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. The river flows for 3,915 miles from Tibet Plateau in eastward across the southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into East China at Shanghai.
It is also one amongst the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. This river drains 1/5 of the land of the China, and its river basin is home to 1/3 of China’s population.
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During dry seasons, the width of Amazon ranges between 1.6 and 10 kilometers but during the wet seasons, the river’s width increases to 48 kilometers.