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Check out Top 5 Biggest Rivers In The World, Secrets and Location


1. Amazon River

The Amazon River is considered as either the first or second largest river in the world by volume, with a discharge greater than that of the next four rivers discharge combined. Its length is about 6,992 km (4,345 miles).

Secrets

-Amazon flows westward to the Pacific Ocean until 11 million years ago when it was impeded by the rise of the Andean mountain chain. It now flows east to the Atlantic.

-After many years of erring, its main course was discovered in 2014 to be the Rio Mantaro.

Location

South America

2. River Nile

River Nile is inarguably the only river that could be compared to the Amazon river as the longest river in the world.

It is about 6,853 km (4,258 miles). This river is big enough for everybody ― You might be astonished to discover that River Nile is shared by eleven countries.

Secrets

-Most waterways flow from North to South, Niles defies this nature routine and flow from South to North.
-The Nile is formed by two major tributaries; the White Nile and the Blue Nile.
-The Nile is home to Nile crocodiles, one of the largest and most dangerous species of crocodile
5 and 33 are ‘ritual numbers’ in many space missions; Nile Rivers Bend Pea is at 33oE.

Location

North-East Africa

3. Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is the longest river in China and Asia continent. It is about 6,300 km (3,917 miles).

It is the longest river in the world to flow within one country. In river discharge volume listing, it ranks sixth in the world.

Secrets

-A finless porpoise described as a shy mammal nickname “river pig” lives in Yangtze River
-Habitat to several endemic endangered species like Chinese alligator.
-It is the political boundary between north and south China due to the difficulty of crossing it.
-Its water turns red overnight in 2012.

Location

China

4. Mississippi

The Mississippi River flows mainly in the United States and partially in Canada. This chief river of the second largest drainage system on the North American continent flows towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Its length is about 6,275 km (3,902 miles).

Secrets

-Enables about $400 billion of recreation, industry, and agriculture business revenue.
-Catfish of about 333 kg has been caught in the river.
-The fish is estimated to have lived for 100 years.

Location

North America

5. Yenisei

The Yenisei River is the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean rise in Mongolia, flows majorly to Russia and drains in the Kara sea via a northerly course.

Also called Romanised Yenisey, the river is about 5,539 km (3,445 miles) long.

Secrets

-The river suffers contamination from a secret city in Krasnoyarsk-26.
-The city secretly produced bomb-grade plutonium.
Russians first reached the upper Yenisei in 1605.

Location

Russia

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