15 Largest River     In the World

Most countries measure the length of rivers in kilometres, but some still use miles.

All these 15 largest rivers in the world are at least longer than 2000 miles.

Countries:  India and China Source:  Angsi Glacier, Manasarovar (a) Length:  3,969 km (2,466 mi)

# 15. Brahmaputra–Yarlung Tsangpo

Countries:  Benin, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria Source:  Guinea Highlands, Guinea Length:  4,200 km (2,611 mi)

14. Niger River

Countries:  Canada Source:  Great Slave Lake Length:  4,241 km (2,635 mi)

13. Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay

Countries:  China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam Source:  Lasaigongma (拉赛贡玛) Spring Length:  4,350 km (2,700 mi)

12. Mekong River

Countries:  Russia Source:  Baikal Mountains, Irkutsk Oblast Length:  4,403 km (2,736 mi)

11. Lena River

Countries:  Russia & China Source:  Onon-Shilka Length:  4,444 kilometres (2763 mi) Source:  Onon-Shilka Length:  4,444 kilometres (2763 mi)

10. Amur–Argun–Kherlen

Countries:  Russia & China Source:  Onon-Shilka Length:  4,444 kilometres (2763 mi) Source:  Onon-Shilka Length:  4,444 kilometres (2763 mi)

9. Congo River

8. Rio de la Plata

Countries:  Argentina and Uruguay Source:  Confluence of Paraná and Uruguay Rivers Length:  4,876 km (3,030 mi)

7.  Ob–Irtysh

Countries:  Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia Source:  Katun Length:  5410 km (3,364 mi)

6. Yellow River

Countries:  China Source:  Bayan Har Mountains Length:  5,464 km (3,395 mi)

5. Yenisey River

Countries:  Mongolia, Russia Source:  Mungaragiyn-Gol Length:  5544 km (3445 mi)

4. Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock 

Countries:  United States of America (USA) Source:  Lake Itasca Length:  5970 km (3,710 mi)

3. Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River

Countries:  China Source:  Dam Qu (Jari Hill) Length:  6,300 km (3,900 mi)

2. Amazon River

Countries:  Peru, Colombia, Brazil Source:  Río Apurimac, Mismi Peak Length:  6,500 km (4,000 mi

1. Nile River

Countries:  Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi Source:  White Nile Length:  6,650 km (4,130 mi)

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