The beauty of the 15 longest rivers in the world

With a relative length of up to 6,650 km, the Nile River in Africa holds the title of the longest river on the planet.

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The Murray-Darling River system is the 15th longest river system in the world and the longest one in Australia. The river has a length of 3,672 km, originating from the Australian Alps, flows westward and meanders through inland plains for most of its length.

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The Niger River is the 14th longest river in the world, with a length of 4,200 km. This is the third largest river in Africa, just behind the Nile River and the Congo River.

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The Mackenzie River system is the 13th longest river system in the world, the largest river system in Canada with 4,241km in length. The river flows through a large isolated region of forests and tundra.

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The Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world, with a total length of 4,350 km. The river originates in Tibet, flows through China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia and flows into the South China Sea in Vietnam.

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The Lena River is the 11th longest river in the world and is the longest river in the world that flows completely in the permafrost. The total length of the Lena River is about 4,400 km.

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The Heilongjiang River (Black Dragon River) is the 10th longest river in the world with a length of over 4,444 km, originating from the mountains in northeastern Mongolia. It flows through various areas such as deserts, steppes, tundra, and taiga, eventually into the Pacific Ocean.

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The Congo River is a river in western Central Africa, and also the 9th longest river in the world. With a length of 4,700 km, the Congo River is the second-longest river in Africa after the Nile. The Congo River is also one of the rivers that have the largest basin and water flow in the world.

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The Parana River (also known as the Rio de la Plata River) is 4,880 km long, the 8th longest river in the world and the second in South America. It flows through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.

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The 5,410-km Ob-Irtysh River is one of the famous rivers in Russia and the 7th longest river in the world.

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The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China and the sixth one in the world with 5,464 km. Because of its strong and intense features, this river is known by the people as positive names such as "Cradle of Chinese civilization".

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The Yenisei River with a length of 5,539 km is the river containing the most freshwater in Russia and is the 5th longest river in the world. The river brings with itself the romantic beauty of Russia's four seasons of the year, captivating not only the famous photographers but also attracting many visitors around the world.

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The Mississippi River is 6,275 km long, the longest river in North America and the fourth-longest in the world. The river flows through many US states, including two major cities New Orleans and Memphis. Being famous not only for its amazing natural scenery but Mississippi is also considered the cradle of culture, economy, politics, and society.

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The Changjiang River is 6,300 km long in China. This is the longest river in Asia and the 3rd longest one in the world.

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The Amazon River is 6,400 km long and is the second-longest river in the world. The river flows through Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador. Rivers contain one-fifth of the world's natural freshwater. 

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The Nile River is 6,650 km long, flowing through Egypt, South Sudan, Uganda, and Ethiopia. This is also the longest river in the world.

By: Kelly Jonas

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