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World's Longest Rivers

Name the world's longest rivers, according to Wikipedia.
This is the length from mouth to furthest source
Tributaries don't count separately, since they are already included in the length of the main river
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Last updated: November 14, 2018
First submittedMarch 25, 2013
Times taken29,100
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Length
River
4,345 mi
Amazon
4,258 mi
Nile
3,917 mi
Yangtze
3,902 mi
Mississippi
3,445 mi
Yenisei
3,395 mi
Yellow
3,364 mi
Ob
3,030 mi
Paraná
2,922 mi
Congo
2,763 mi
Amur
Length
River
2,736 mi
Lena
2,705 mi
Mekong
2,637 mi
Mackenzie
2,611 mi
Niger
2,391 mi
Brahmaputra / Ganges
2,282 mi
Murray
2,270 mi
Tocantins
2,266 mi
Volga
2,236 mi
Shatt al-Arab
1,980 mi
Yukon
Length
River
1,976 mi
São Francisco
1,976 mi
Indus
1,913 mi
Syr Darya
1,901 mi
Salween
1,900 mi
Saint Lawrence
1,900 mi
Rio Grande
1,795 mi
Danube
1,673 mi
Zambezi
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level 77
May 7, 2013
Got 10 including the top 4. Not so great with rivers, I guess.
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level 44
Nov 4, 2014
please accept syr daria for syr darya
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level ∞
Apr 15, 2017
Okay
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level 77
Sep 11, 2015
I got 16 this time. Yay, I'm improving. Only ones I missed that I feel I maybe should have gotten were Yukon and Mackenzie.
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level 55
Aug 14, 2017
I only got 9. I would have gotten 10 if I had remembered how to spell another. *sigh* Oh, well. I'll remember how to spell it now.
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level 63
May 7, 2013
Yeah, just 10 for me, though I would've got 11 if I'd been able to spell 'Yangtze'. I couldn't think of 'Volga', and 'Indus' just didn't occur to me.
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level 32
May 7, 2013
So I first thought: Why should Chinese people name a river Huang He (Yellow), sounds a bit too... you know. I researched it and it says it's because of yellow mud in the river and I already thought...
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level 59
Mar 23, 2019
Just... no.
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level 2
May 9, 2013
me too...
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level 61
Jun 18, 2013
How could I forget Salween?!
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level 51
Aug 7, 2013
Tough quiz. Managed 14. Never heard of some of these rivers.
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level 82
May 26, 2014
19. Don't know when those Russian rivers stuck in my head.
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level 66
Oct 23, 2014
I don't know rivers. Only got 10. And of the 18 I missed, I've only heard of 2. :(
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level 30
Feb 19, 2019
I got 13, but I actually got Rio grande by complete accident. I was running out of ideas, so I thought maybe the grand canal that connects the Yangtze and yellow rivers would count, not considering that it would be far too short for this and since “grand” works for Rio grande, I got it
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level 59
Dec 18, 2014
you´re missing Nizhnyaya Tunguska , Madeira and Purus
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level 68
Apr 15, 2015
Those are all tributaries of other rivers so they don't count.
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level 66
Sep 11, 2015
I realize this is an older quiz, but it would be really educational for some of us, if you could add the river's location (by country) in the answers.
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level 40
May 17, 2017
Agreed, although I know the majority now, when I was first learning this would've helped!
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level 67
Sep 12, 2015
Complex river lengths should be noted as in Brahmaputra/Ganges, eg. Mississippi/Missouri ....... Murray/Darling etc. PS What does Shatt al-Arab mean in English?
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level 77
Oct 24, 2019
It means The Arab's River
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level 71
Sep 14, 2015
The Missouri and Mississippi individually are long enough to qualify, but the combination (Missouri + LOWER MISSISSIPPI FROM ST LOUIS SOUTH) is the 4th longest combo river system. From Wikipedia (your named source): The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. Rising in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles (3,767 km) before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. The river takes drainage from a sparsely populated, semi-arid watershed of more than half a million square miles (1,300,000 km2), which includes parts of ten U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. When combined with the lower Mississippi River, it forms the world's fourth longest river system.
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level 34
Jun 12, 2016
Is the Nizhnyaya Tunguska River counted in the Yenisei?
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level 34
Jun 12, 2016
Is the Puruś counted as the Amazon?
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level 34
Jun 12, 2016
Also, is the Madeira-Mamoré-Grande-Caine-Rocha also included in the Amazon?
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level ∞
Apr 15, 2017
Yes, yes, and yes. Are these rhetorical questions?
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level 69
Aug 14, 2016
Should Parana be Rio de la Plata, on the same basis as Shatt al-Arab? Anyway, fun quiz. Got the first twelve without missing one and then nine of those remaining. Embarrassingly I missed Murray, despite being Australian. Broadly the equivalent of an American missing Mississippi. Also - Wikipedia now lists the Amazon as longer than the Nile (6992 km for Amazon, 6853 km for Nile).
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level 48
Aug 23, 2017
+1 -- I was unhappy to see that La Plata is not accepted, but its tributary is an answer, contrary to what quiz description says.
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level 42
Feb 16, 2019
It doesn't say that. In Wikipedia, it said 1. Nile River - 6,650 km, 2. Amazon River - 6,400 km.
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level 44
Aug 27, 2016
If you liked this quiz, try out mine: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/128879/deepest-rivers-in-the-world
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level 49
Nov 16, 2016
If you enjoyed this quiz, try this scrambled one for a challenge. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/174746/word-scramble-rivers
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level 29
Nov 24, 2016
Honestly I only knew to include Yukon because I sometimes look at apple maps satellite images and follow rivers.
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level 57
Jan 22, 2017
where is Madeira River of 3240 km. ?
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level 67
Jan 25, 2017
If you think you know your rivers try ...... 'Mal's Capital City Rivers'.
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level 57
May 29, 2017
Got 19/28. Had I really thought for a while I might have gotten 2 more at most, but on quizzes where i dont know all of them I don't wait for the timer to run out.
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level 47
Aug 14, 2017
Stop this miles madness! We want km!
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level 62
Sep 5, 2019
In this case it doesnt matter much. But when it is about distance between cities it does. (no matter how other try to bash it and say well relatively it is still the same like 10-50 is relative with 16-80. But that is just trying to be hatefull for the fun of it because that is not how the mind works. Or when it is about height of people for instance, yes, you see 5.6 is less than 5.8 but it doesnt mean a thing, one could mean 1.20m and the other 2.20... It doesnt give you a picture in your head you can use. That why in this case it really doesnt matter, because I dont have pre-existing pictures in my mind about the length of rivers, just big bigger biggest.)
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level 77
Oct 24, 2019
I've only ever seen people making a case similar to what you said.. such as in this instance it really doesn't matter and it's silly to complain. Never seen anyone being hateful while pointing this out.
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level 51
Aug 14, 2017
Ganga and Bhramaputra are two different rivers. How can you mix them up ?
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level 52
Aug 14, 2017
Shatt al-Arab is called Karun in Persian and it marks part of the Iran-Iraq border. Could we please get a "/ Karun" added? Seeing as the only Arab state the river and its tributaries run through is Iraq
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level 64
Aug 15, 2017
Would've thought that Rio de la Plata works for Paraná just like Ganges and Brahmaputra both work.
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level 44
Aug 15, 2017
I missed Mekong, and I went there a month ago, Niger and Zambezi. SHAME ON MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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level 67
Aug 29, 2017
Please accept more spellings for Ob.
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level 63
Sep 10, 2017
It will be nice if the continents are mentioned....
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level 44
Jan 10, 2018
Terrible Source! Go to the US Dept of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin for a far better and accurate source. Missed and misspelled several rivers and incorrect distances. Really a bad quiz.. Wikipedia??? I am submitting one accurate per a better source of course never will be featured.
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level ∞
Jan 11, 2018
Hi there. What, specifically, is misspelled? I took a look at your quiz, and the list looks very similar except that you include tributaries. In my opinion, Wikipedia is usually the best source for things like this because the information can be vetted by multiple people. Additionally it is almost always more current.
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level 67
Sep 17, 2018
And there's nothing better for a river than a current. Great quiz, btw.
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level 51
Mar 13, 2018
Please accept Ganga for Ganges.
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level 79
May 20, 2018
As soon as I started this quiz, I thought, "There are going to be a bunch of Russian rivers on here that I've never heard of." And I was so right.
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level 61
Aug 3, 2018
25
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level 42
Feb 16, 2019
The Nile River is actually the longest river in the world.
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level 30
Feb 19, 2019
It was believed that it was for a long time, but more recently a new part of the Amazon was discovered, causing a slight dispute
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level 36
Nov 9, 2019
Please accept Helong(jiang) for Amur, and Lancang(jiang) for Mekong. (Those Chinese names)
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