Rivers of the World

Longest Rivers

The longest river in the world is the Nile.(Length 6,650 km)
The longest river in Europe is Volga. (Length 3,530 km)
The longest river in Asia is Yangtse. (Length 6,300 km)
The longest river in North America is Missouri-Mississippi. (Length 5,971 km)
The longest river in South America is Amazon. (Length 6,400 km)
The longest river in the USA is Missouri-Mississippi.
The longest river in China is Yangtze.
The longest river in the Indian sub-continent is Indus. (Length 3,180 km)
The longest river in Australia is Murray-Darling. (Length 3,720 km)
The longest river in the United Kingdom is Severn. (Length 354 km)
The largest river in the world (in terms of the volume of water) is the Amazon.
The deepest river in the world is the Congo. It is also known as the Zaire river.

Some Facts to Remember on World Rivers

Facts to Remember - Rivers of the World
River Danube flows through FOUR capital cities Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia), Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia). It also touches or flows through ten countries viz. Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova.
The river which crosses the Equator twice is Zaire.
The river which crosses the Tropic of Capricorn twice is Limpopo.
The river known as China’s sorrow is River Hwang Ho or the Yellow River.
The river which begins south of Equator and then crosses Tropic of Cancer before emptying into the sea - Nile
The river which does not have any bridges across it throughout its entire length is the Amazon.
Examples of countries which do not have any rivers flowing through them Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar etc.