It has always been said and believed that water is life and it is impossible to live life without water. The major source of water worldwide is either the sea or the rivers. Rivers help in preserving human life and environment. But unfortunately now the water level of the rivers is continuously decreasing due to human mistakes. The existence of many rivers is also in danger. Let's know about some of the largest and longest rivers of the world.
Nile River - Northeastern Africa
It has got the title of world's longest river. It extends over a range of 6,650 kilometers from East Africa to the north and then to the Mediterranean. The Nile has two major tributaries - the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The Nile River is considered to have a very big role in the development of ancient Egyptian civilization. That is why the Nile River is also called the 'boon of Egypt'.
Amazon river - South America
About 6,400 km long, Amazon is the second longest river in the world after the Nile. It is only slightly smaller than Neil. However, experts do not agree on the exact length of both rivers. Yes, it is so certain that it is the longest river in the world due to excess of water. The Amazon and its tributaries pass through Peru, Bolvia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil before falling into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 3,000 species of fish are found in the Amazon River.
Yangtze Kiang River - China (Asia)
It is the largest in China and the third longest river in the world. It is about 6,300 km long. According to experts, it originates from the glacier on the eastern side of the Tibetan plateau. It is also known as Yangtaji. The dam 'Three Groves Dam' built on this river is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world. The river is also considered the world's busiest waterway.
Danube River - Central and Eastern Europe
It is one of the most important rivers in Europe. It is the second longest river in the continent after the Volga River. This river was the watchdog of the Roman Empire for a long time. Today it divides the border of 10 European countries. It originates from the Black Forest in Germany and is incorporated into the Black Sea after a journey of 2,850 km.
Mekong River - East Asia and Southeast Asia
Mekong River It is the 12th longest river in the world with a length of 4,350 km. This river, originating from the Tibetan plateau, passes through Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand through China's Yuyan Province. According to experts, the most dangerous and poisonous snakes are found in this river. It is said that there are many types of gems in this river.
Zambezi River - Fourth-Longest River in Africa
It is the fourth longest river in Africa. The length of which is 3,450 km. The river originates from the Wetland of northwestern Zambia and joins the Indian Ocean via Angola through Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe. It is believed that the water of this river changes twice a year.
Volga River - Europe
It is the longest in Europe and one of the most important rivers of Russia. 11 of Russia's largest 20 cities are located in the drainage basin of the Volga, including the capital Moscow. It originates from the Valde Hills at an altitude of only 225 meters and falls into the Caspian Sea, covering a distance of 3,645 km.
Mississippi river - America and North America
The Mississippi River, about 3,730 kilometers long, is the longest river in America and North America. It originates from a lake called Itasca and ends in the Gulf of Mexico. Its water stream is very fast and cold.
River Ganga - India
The Ganges is considered the most sacred river in our country. In the Puranas, this river has been given the place of goddess; It is worshiped in India. The origin of the Ganges is believed to be the Western Himalaya. The Ganges River is 2,510 km long. This river falls in the Sundarbans delta of West Bengal. It is also known as Hooghly River.
Ganga has had religious and historical importance since ancient times. Seeing the importance of Ganga, it has been declared a 'national river'.
Sepik River - Newgini Iceland
It is the longest river of Newgini Iceland. It originates in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Like other large rivers, it has no delta and flows directly towards the sea. The total length of this river is 1,128 km.