The Top 5 Longest Rivers on Earth

  River Location Length km Length miles
1 The Nile River Africa
(running through 10 countries)
6,650 4,132
2 The Amazon River South America
(running through 6 countries)
6,400 3,976
3 The Yangtze River Asia
(China)
6,300 3,915
4 The Mississippi/Missouri River North America
(The United States)
6,275 3,899
5 The Yenisei/Angara/Selenga River Europe/Asia
(Russia/Mongolia)
5,539 3,441
Tags: Planet Earth, Geography, Water, Top 5 Longest

Sources:  Top 5 of Anything research

List Notes: Data is the top 5 longest rivers on earth. Lengths are approximate.
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Longest Rivers on Earth
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