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Longest Rivers in the World

River Source Outflow Approx. Length
(miles)
NileTributaries of Lake Victoria, Africa Mediterranean Sea  4,180
Amazon Glacier-fed lakes, Peru Atlantic Ocean 3,912
Mississippi-Missouri- Red Rock Source of Red Rock, Montana Gulf of Mexico 3,710
Chang Jiang (Yangtze) Tibetan plateau, China China Sea 3,602
Ob Altai Mountains, Russia Gulf of Ob 3,459
Huang He (Yellow) Eastern part of Kunlan Mountains, West China Gulf of Chihli 2,900
Yenisei Tannu-Ola Mountains, western Tuva, Russia Arctic Ocean 2,800
Paraná Confluence of Paranaiba and Grande rivers Río de la Plata 2,795
Irtish Altai Mountains, Russia Ob River 2,758
Zaire (Congo) Confluence of Lualab and Luapula rivers, CongoAtlantic Ocean 2,716
Heilong (Amur) Confluence of Shilka (Russia) and
Argun (Manchuria) rivers
Tatar Strait 2,704
Lena Baikal Mountains, Russia Arctic Ocean 2,652
Mackenzie Head of Finlay River,
British Columbia, Canada
Beaufort Sea  (Arctic Ocean) 2,635
Niger Guinea Gulf of Guinea 2,600
Mekong Tibetan highlands South China Sea 2,500
Mississippi Lake Itasca, Minnesota Gulf of Mexico 2,348
Missouri Confluence of Jefferson, Gallatin, and
Madison rivers, Montana
Mississippi River 2,315
Volga Valdai plateau, Russia Caspian Sea 2,291
Madeira Confluence of Beni and Maumoré rivers,
Bolivia–Brazil boundary
Amazon River 2,012
Purus Peruvian Andes Amazon River 1,993
São Francisco Southwest Minas Gerais, Brazil Atlantic Ocean 1,987
Yukon Junction of Lewes and Pelly rivers, Yukon Territory, CanadaBering Sea 1,979
St. Lawrence Lake Ontario Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,900
Rio Grande San Juan Mountains, Colorado Gulf of Mexico 1,885
Brahmaputra Himalayas Ganges River 1,800
Indus Himalayas Arabian Sea 1,800
Danube Black Forest, Germany Black Sea 1,766
Euphrates Confluence of Murat Nehri and Kara Su rivers, TurkeyShatt-al-Arab 1,739
Darling Central part of Eastern Highlands, Australia Murray River 1,702
Zambezi Zambia Mozambique Channel 1,700
Tocantins Goiás, Brazil Pará River 1,677
Murray Australian Alps, New South Wales Indian Ocean 1,609
Nelson Head of Bow River,
western Alberta, Canada
Hudson Bay 1,600
Paraguay Mato Grosso, Brazil Paraná River 1,584
Ural Southern Ural Mountains, Russia Caspian Sea 1,574
Ganges Himalayas Bay of Bengal 1,557
Amu Darya (Oxus) Nicholas Range, Pamir Mts,
Turkmenistan
Aral Sea 1,500
Japurá Andes, Colombia Amazon River 1,500
Salween Tibet, south of Kunlun Mountains Gulf of Martaban 1,500
Arkansas Central Colorado Mississippi River 1,459
Colorado Grand County, Colorado Gulf of California 1,450
Dnieper Valdai Hills, Russia Black Sea 1,419
Ohio-Allegheny Potter County, Pennsylvania Mississippi River 1,306
Irrawaddy Confluence of Nmai and Mali rivers, Northeast BurmaBay of Bengal 1,300
Orange Lesotho Atlantic Ocean 1,300
Orinoco Serra Parima Mountains, Venezuela Atlantic Ocean 1,281
Pilcomayo Andes Mountains, Bolivia Paraguay River 1,242
Xi Jiang (Si Kiang) Eastern Yunnan Province, China China Sea 1,236
Columbia Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada Pacific Ocean 1,232
Don Tula, Russia Sea of Azov 1,223
Sungari China–North Korea boundary Amur River 1,215
Saskatchewan Canadian Rocky Mountains Lake Winnipeg 1,205
Peace Stikine Mountains, British Columbia, Canada Great Slave River 1,195
Tigris Taurus Mountains, Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 1,180

Last updated on: 19/09/2019

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