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The longest rivers in the world

Did you know that Nile river is the longest river in the world?

The Nile is stunning, 6,650 km/4,132 miles long. It has a 32,54,555 km2 drainage area and also its average discharge is huge: 5,100 m3/Sec. The Nile river flows out in the Mediterranean sea and has a drainage basin in these countries: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan. With this indicator, the Nile river is the No.: 1. longest river on Earth.

This Google map and the table below rank the rivers in the world by their length.


The research of the longest rivers in the world was carried out in 2014. For the length, drainage area, average discharge, outflow and the drainage basin data, Driving Directions and Maps consulted numerous national and international sources and in cases of large statistical inconsistencies elected to publish cautious averages.

In case if you are looking for an exact river, you may use the search form at the right-bottom of the map, or click next to the following part of the table. By clicking on the header of the table, you can also sort the results at your needs.