Longest Rivers of the World

Rivers have a big part in shaping the world’s history. Ancient civilizations have sprung up and flourished along the largest and longest rivers in the world. These rivers have seen empires rise and fall, many battles won and lost, and many lives changed and ended. Thousands of gallons of water contained in one of the nature’s most amazing creations. Below are listed the largest rivers of the world, by: length, drainage area, the river’s average discharge.


Nile – This is the world’s longest river. Location: Africa. Length: 4,132 miles


Amazon – Second longest river on Earth. Location: South America. Length: 4,000 miles

Yellow River

Yellow River – Third longest river in Asia and world’s sixth longest river. Location: Asia. Length: 3,440 miles