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Principal Rivers Of The World

Principal Rivers Of The World

Principal Rivers of the World

List of Major Rivers of the World

RiverSourceOutflowLength (km)
Nile Tributaries of Lake Victoria, Africa Mediterranean Sea 6,690
Amazon Glacier-fed lakes, Peru Atlantic Ocean 6,296
Red Rock
Source of Red Rock, Montana Gulf of Mexico 6,240
Yangtze Kiang Tibetan Plateau, China China Sea 5,797
Amur-Argun Khingan Mts., China Tatar Strait 5,780
Ob Altai Mts., CIS Gulf of Ob 5,567
Yellow (Huang Ho) Eastern part of the Kunlan Mts., west China Gulf of Chihli 4,667
Yenisei Tannu-Ola Mts., western Tuva, CIS Arctic Ocean 4,506
Parana Conference of Paranaiba and Grande Rivers Rio de la Plata 4,498
Irtish Altai Mts., CIS Ob River 4,434
Congo Confluence of Lualaba and Luapula rivers, Zaire Atlantic Ocean 4,371
Amur Confluence of Shilka (CIS) and Argun (Manchuria) rivers Tatar Strait 4,352
Lena Baikal Mts., CIS Arctic Ocean 4,268
Mackenzie Head of Finlay river, British Colombia, Canada Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean) 4,241
Niger Guinea Gulf of Guinea 4,184
Mekong Tibetan highlands South China Sea 4,023
Mississippi Lake Itasca, Minnesota Gulf of Mexico 3,779
Missouri Confluence of Jefferson, Gallatin and Madison rivers, Montana Mississippi River 3,726
Volga Valdai Plateau, CIS Caspian Sea 3,687
Madeira Confluence of Beni and Maumore rivers, Bolivia-Brazil boundary Amazon River 3,238
Purus Peruvian Andes Amazon River 3,238
San Francisco Southwest Minas Gerais, Brazil Atlantic Ocean 3,198
Yukon Junction of Lewes and Pelly rivers, Yukon Territory, Canada Bering Sea 3,185
St. Lawrence Lake Ontario Gulf of St. Lawrence 3,058
Rio Grande San Juan Mrs. Colorado Gulf of Mexico 3,034
Tunguska (Lower) North of Lake Baikal, Russia Yenesei River 2,995
Brahmaputra Himalayas Ganges River 2,897


Danube Black Forest, Germany Black Sea 2,842
Euphrates Confluence of Murat Nehri and Kara Sun rivers, Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 2,799
Darling Central part of Eastern Highlands, Australia Murray River 2,736
Zambezi 11? 21S, 24? E, Zambia Mozambique Channel 2,736
Tocantins Goias, Brazil Para River 2,699
Murray Australian Alps, New South Wales Indian Ocean 2,589
Nelson Head of Bow River, western Alberta, Canada Hudson Bay 2,575
Paraguay Mato Grosso Plateau, Brazil Parana River 2,549
Ural South Ural Mts., CIS Caspian Sea 2,533
Ganges Himalayas Bay of Bengal 2,506
Amu Darya (Oxus) Nicolas Range, Pamir Mts. Aral Sea 2,414
Japura Andes Colombia Amazon River 2,414
Salween Tibet, South of Kunlun Mts Gulf of Martaban 2,414
Arkansas Central Colorado Mississippi River 2,348
Colorado Grand Country, Colorado Gulf of California 2,333
Dnieper Valdai Hills, CIS Black Sea 2,284
Syr Darya Tien Shah, China / Kyrgyzstan Aral Sea 2,206
Ohio-Allegheny Potter Country, Pennsylvania Mississippi River 2,102
Irrawaddy Confluence of Nmai and Mali rivers, northeast Myanmar Bay of Bengal 2,092
Orange Lesotho Atlantic Ocean 2,092
Orinoco Serra Parima Mts., Venezuela Atlantic Ocean 2,062
Pilcomayo Andes Mts., Bolivia Paraguay River 1,999
Xi Jiang (Si Kiang) Eastern Yunnan Province, China China Sea 1,989
Columbia Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada Pacific Ocean 1,968
Don Tula, RSFSR, CIS Sea of Azov 1,968
Sungari China-North Korea boundary Amur River 1,955
Saskatchewan Canadian Rockey Mts. Lake Winnipeg 1,939
Peace Stikine Mts., British Columbia, Canada Great Slave River 1,923
Tigris Taurus Mts. Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 1,899
Rhine Confluence of Hinterrhein and Vorderrhein rivers, Switzerland North Sea 1,320
Himalayas Arabian Sea 2,897



05 Dec, 2020, 01:39:50 AM