List of longest rivers

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The following is a list of the 100 longest rivers in 2011.[1].

Rank River Length (km) Length (miles) Drainage area (km²) Countries in the drainage basin
1 NileKagera 6,650 4,132 3,349,000 Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2 AmazonUcayaliApurímac 6,400 3,976 6,915,000 Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana
3 Yangtze(Chang Jiang) 6,300 3,917 1,800,000 China
4 MississippiMissouriJefferson 6,275 3,902 2,980,000 United States (98.5%), Canada (1.5%)
5 YeniseiAngaraSelenga 5,539 3,445 2,580,000 Russia (97%), Mongolia (2.9%)
6 Yellow River(Huang He) 5,464 3,395 745,000 China
7 ObIrtysh 5,410 3,364 2,990,000 Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia
8 ParanáRío de la Plata 4,880 3,030 2,582,672 Brazil (46.7%), Argentina (27.7%), Paraguay (13.5%), Bolivia (8.3%), Uruguay (3.8%)
9 CongoChambeshi(Zaïre) 4,700 2,922 3,680,000 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Cameroon, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda
10 AmurArgun(Heilong Jiang) 4,444 2,763 1,855,000 Russia, China, Mongolia
11 Lena 4,400 2,736 2,490,000 Russia
12 Mekong(Lancang Jiang) 4,350 2,705 810,000 Laos, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar
13 MackenziePeaceFinlay 4,241 2,637 1,790,000 Canada
14 Niger 4,200 2,611 2,090,000 Nigeria (26.6%), Mali (25.6%), Niger (23.6%), Algeria (7.6%), Guinea (4.5%), Cameroon (4.2%), Burkina Faso (3.9%), Côte dIvoire, Benin, Chad
15 MurrayDarling 3,672 2,282 1,061,000 Australia
16 TocantinsAraguaia 3,650 2,270 950,000 Brazil
17 Volga 3,645 2,266 1,380,000 Russia
18 Shatt al-ArabEuphrates 3,596 2,236 884,000 Iraq (60.5%), Turkey (24.8%), Syria (14.7%)
19 MadeiraMamoréGrandeCaineRocha 3,380 2,100 1,485,200 Brazil, Bolivia, Peru
20 Purus 3,211 1,995 63,166 Brazil, Peru
21 Yukon 3,185 1,980 850,000 United States (59.8%), Canada (40.2%)
22 Indus 3,180 1,976 960,000 Pakistan (93%), India, China
23 São Francisco 3,180* 1,976* 610,000 Brazil
24 Syr DaryaNaryn 3,078 1,913 219,000 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
25 Salween(Nu Jiang) 3,060 1,901 324,000 China (52.4%), Myanmar (43.9%), Thailand (3.7%)
26 Saint LawrenceNiagaraDetroitSaint ClairSaint MarysSaint Louis 3,058 1,900 1,030,000 Canada (52.1%), United States (47.9%)
27 Rio Grande 3,057 1,900 570,000 United States (52.1%), Mexico (47.9%)
28 Lower Tunguska 2,989 1,857 473,000 Russia
29 BrahmaputraTsangpo 2,948* 1,832* 1,730,000 India (58.0%), China (19.7%), Nepal (9.0%), Bangladesh (6.6%), Disputed India/China (4.2%), Bhutan (2.4%)
30 DanubeBreg(Duna) 2,888* 1,795* 817,000 Romania (28.9%), Hungary (11.7%), Austria (10.3%), Serbia (10.3%), Germany (7.5%), Slovakia (5.8%), Bulgaria (5.2%), Croatia (4.5%),
31 Zambezi(Zambesi) 2,693* 1,673* 1,330,000 Zambia (41.6%), Angola (18.4%), Zimbabwe (15.6%), Mozambique (11.8%), Malawi (8.0%), Tanzania (2.0%), Namibia, Botswana
32 Vilyuy 2,650 1,647 454,000 Russia
33 Araguaia 2,627 1,632 358,125 Brazil
34 Amu DaryaPanj 2,620 1,628 534,739 Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan
35 Japurá(Rio Yapurá) 2,615* 1,625* 242,259 Brazil, Colombia
36 NelsonSaskatchewan 2,570 1,597 1,093,000 Canada, United States
37 Paraguay(Rio Paraguay) 2,549 1,584 900,000 Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina
38 Kolyma 2,513 1,562 644,000 Russia
39 Ganges/Padma(Ganga) 2,510 1,560 907,000 India, Bangladesh, Nepal
40 Pilcomayo 2,500 1,553 270,000 Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia
41 Upper ObKatun 2,490 1,547 Russia
42 Ishim 2,450 1,522 177,000 Kazakhstan, Russia
43 Juruá 2,410 1,498 200,000 Peru, Brazil
44 Ural 2,428 1,509 237,000 Russia, Kazakhstan
45 Arkansas 2,348 1,459 505,000 United States
47 Olenyok 2,292 1,424 219,000 Russia
48 Dnieper 2,287 1,421 516,300 Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
49 Aldan 2,273 1,412 729,000 Russia
46 UbangiUele[11] 2,270 1,410 772,800 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo
50 Negro 2,250 1,450 720,114 Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia
51 Columbia 2,250 1,450 415,211 United States, Canada
52 Colorado (western U.S.) 2,333 1,450 390,000 United States, Mexico
53 PearlZhu Jiang 2,200 1,376 437,000 China (98.5%), Vietnam (1.5%)
54 Red 2,188 1,360 78,592 United States
55 Ayeyarwady(Irrawaddy) 2,170 1,348 411,000 Myanmar
56 Kasai 2,153 1,338 880,200 Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo
57 OhioAllegheny 2,102 1,306 490,603 United States
58 Orinoco 2,101 1,306 1,380,000 Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana
59 Tarim 2,100 1,305 557,000 China
60 Xingu 2,100 1,305 Brazil
61 Orange 2,092 1,300 South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho
62 Northern Salado 2,010 1,249 Argentina
63 Vitim 1,978 1,229 Russia
64 Tigris 1,950 1,212 Turkey, Iraq, Syria
65 Songhua 1,927 1,197 China
66 Tapajós 1,900 1,181 Brazil
67 Don 1,870 1,162 425,600 Russia, Ukraine
68 Stony Tunguska 1,865 1,159 240,000 Russia
69 Pechora 1,809 1,124 322,000 Russia
70 Kama 1,805 1,122 507,000 Russia
71 Limpopo 1,800 1,118 413,000 Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana
72 Guaporé (Itenez) 1,749 1,087 Brazil, Bolivia
73 Indigirka 1,726 1,072 360,400 Russia
74 Snake 1,670 1,038 279,719 United States
75 Senegal 1,641 1,020 419,659 Senegal, Mali, Mauritania
76 Uruguay 1,610 1,000 370,000 Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil
77 Blue Nile 1,600 994 326,400 Ethiopia, Sudan
77 Churchill 1,600 994 Canada
77 Khatanga 1,600 994 Russia
77 Okavango 1,600 994 Namibia, Angola, Botswana
77 Volta 1,600 994 Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin
82 Beni 1,599 994 283,350 Bolivia
83 Platte 1,594 990 United States
84 Tobol 1,591 989 Kazakhstan, Russia
85 JubbaShebelle 1,580 982 Ethiopia, Somalia
86 Içá (Putumayo) 1,575 979 Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
87 Magdalena 1,550 963 263,858 Colombia
88 Han 1,532 952 China
89 Oka 1,500 932 Russia
91 Pecos 1,490 926 United States
92 Upper YeniseiLittle Yenisei (Kaa-Hem) 1,480 920 Russia, Mongolia
93 Godavari 1,465 910 India
94 Colorado (Texas) 1,438 894 United States
95 Río Grande (Guapay) 1,438 894 102,600 Bolivia
96 Belaya 1,420 882 Russia
97 CooperBarcoo 1,420 880 Australia
98 Marañón 1,415 879 Peru
99 Dniester 1,411 877 Ukraine, Moldova
100 Benue 1,400 870 Cameroon, Nigeria


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