Believe it or not, there is a ton of debate on the size of the longest rivers in the world! Rivers are essential in our world for trade, farming, and the very survival of the human race, yet measuring the length of rivers is still a game of approximations. In fact, there has even been some disagreement over the years as to whether the Amazon or the Nile is the world’s longest river. For this list, we will try to set the record straight with what the majority of scientists agree upon. Having said that, we bring you the 25 Longest Rivers In The World.
25 Salween River
The Salween, which means “Angry River” in Chinese, is about 2,815 kilometres (1,749 mi) long, and flows from the Tibetan Plateau into the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia.
24 Syr Darya
The Syr Darya, also transliterated Syrdarya or Sirdaryo, is a river in Central Asia that rises in the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan and flows for some 2,212 kilometres (1,374 mi) to the remains of the Aral Sea.
23 São Francisco River
The São Francisco is a river in Brazil. With a length of 2,914 kilometres (1,811 mi), it is the longest river that runs entirely in Brazilian territory, and the fourth longest in South America.
22 Indus River
The Indus River is a major river that flows through Pakistan. It also has courses through western Tibet (in China) and Northern India.
21 Yukon River
The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. The source of the river is located in British Columbia, Canada. The next portion lies in, and derives its name from, the Yukon Territory. The lower half of the river lies in the U.S. state of Alaska. The river is 1,980 miles (3,190 km) long and empties into the Bering Sea at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.