30 Longest River in The World 2022

Have you ever wondered which is the longest river in the world? If you have ever wondered, then this article is for you.

longest river in the world

Have you ever wondered which is the longest river in the world? If you have ever wondered, then this article is for you. Rivers are born from frozen streams, springs from high ground, or natural changes. There are many rivers in the world. 

People live around these rivers. It is not easy to measure which is the longest river in the world. But in the modern world, it is not impossible. There is debate whether the Nile or the Amazon is the longest river in the world. 

The Nile has been traditionally considered the longest river in the world. But in 2007, some scientists claimed that the Amazon is longer. According to an article published in 2009 in the International Journal of Digital Earth, the Nile River is long. 

The Amazon has several mouths but where the river ends is uncertain. So, Guinness World Records recognizes the Nile as the longest river in the world. Let's see, which is the longest river in the world?

Top 30 Longest River in The World

Here is the list of the 30 longest rivers in the world with the river name, river location, and river Length (Miles) Length (Km).

No River Name Length (Miles) Length (Km) Countries
01 Nile 4,130 6,650 Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan
02 Amazon 3,976 6,400 Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana
03 Yangtze 3,917 6,300 China
04 Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring 3,902 6,275 United States (98.5%), Canada (1.5%)
05 Yenisey 3,445 5,539 Russia (97%), Mongolia (2.9%)
06 Yellow River 3,395 5,464 China
07 Ob 3,364 5,410 Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia
08 Paraná 3,030 4,880 Brazil (46.7%), Argentina (27.7%), Paraguay (13.5%), Bolivia (8.3%), Uruguay (3.8%)
09 Congo 2,922 4,700 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Cameroon, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda
10 Amur–Argun–Kherlen 2,763 4,444 Russia, China, Mongolia
11 Lena 2,736 4,400 Russia
12 Mekong 2,705 4,350 China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
13 Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay 2,637 4,241 Canada
14 Niger 2,611 4,200 Nigeria (26.6%), Mali (25.6%), Niger (23.6%), Algeria (7.6%), Guinea (4.5%), Cameroon (4.2%), Burkina Faso (3.9%), Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Chad
15 Brahmaputra 2,466 3,969 India (58.0%), China (19.7%), Nepal (9.0%), Bangladesh (6.6%), Disputed India/China (4.2%), Bhutan (2.4%)
16 Murray–Darling–Culgoa–Balonne–Condamine 2,282 3,672 Australia
17 Tocantins–Araguaia 2,270 3,650 Brazil
18 Volga 2,266 3,645 Russia
19 Indus–Sênggê Zangbo 2,250 3,610 Pakistan (93%), India and China
20 Shatt al-Arab–Euphrates–Murat 2,236 3,596 Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Iran
21 Madeira–Mamoré–Grande–Caine–Rocha 2,100 3,380 Brazil, Bolivia, Peru
22 Purús 1,995 3,211 Brazil, Peru
23 Yukon 1,980 3,185 United States (59.8%), Canada (40.2%)
24 São Francisco 3,180 1,976 Brazil
25 Syr Darya–Naryn 1,913 3,078 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
26 Salween 1,901 3,060 China (52.4%), Myanmar (43.9%), Thailand (3.7%)
27 Saint Lawrence–Niagara–Detroit–Saint Clair–Saint Marys–Saint Louis–North (Great Lakes) 1,900 3,058 Canada (52.1%), United States (47.9%)
28 Rio Grande 1,900 3,057 United States (52.1%), Mexico (47.9%)
29 Lower Tunguska 1,857 2,989 Russia
30 Danube 1,770 2,850 Romania (28.9%), Hungary (11.7%), Austria (10.3%), Serbia (10.3%), Germany (7.5%), Slovakia (5.8%), Bulgaria (5.2%), Croatia (4.5%), Ukraine (3.8%)

Conclusion

Here is the list of the longest river in the world. From this article, Do you know of any longest river in the world that we did not mention? Please comment because your comments are valuable to us.

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