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Rivers of the World


Longest Rivers

The longest river in the world is the Nile.(Length 6,650 km)
The longest river in Europe is Volga. (Length 3,530 km)
The longest river in Asia is Yangtse. (Length 6,300 km)
The longest river in North America is Missouri-Mississippi. (Length 5,971 km)
The longest river in South America is Amazon. (Length 6,400 km)
The longest river in the USA is Missouri-Mississippi.
The longest river in China is Yangtze.
The longest river in the Indian sub-continent is Indus. (Length 3,180 km)
The longest river in Australia is Murray-Darling. (Length 3,720 km)
The longest river in the United Kingdom is Severn. (Length 354 km)
The largest river in the world (in terms of the volume of water) is the Amazon.
The deepest river in the world is the Congo. It is also known as the Zaire river.


Cities of the World and Rivers

City (World)
River
Baghdad
Tigris
Bangkok
Chao Phraya
Belgrade
Danube
Budapest
Danube
Cairo
Nile
Karachi
Indus
Lahore
Ravi
London
Thames
Montreal
St. Lawrence
Moscow
Moskva
New York
Hudson
Paris
Seine
Rome
Tiber
Shanghai
Huangpu
Vienna
Danube



Waterfalls of the World and Rivers

Waterfall
River
Country
Niagara falls
Niagara
Canada/United States
Victoria falls
Zambezi
Zambia
Angel falls
Churun
Venezuela
Iguacu falls
Iguacu
Argentina
Kaieteur Falls
Potaro
Guyana
Note: There are innumerable waterfalls in the world but only a few are listed here keeping in view the scope of this website and that of GK required for competitive exams in India.



Dams of the World and Rivers

Dam
River
Country
Aswan Dam
Nile
Egypt
Jinping-I dam
Yalong
China
Three Gorges dam
Yangtse
China
Nurek dam
Vakhsh
Tajikistan
Itaipu dam
Parana
Brazil and Paraguay
Hoover dam
Colorado
U.S.A.
Note: There are innumerable dams in the world but only a few are listed here keeping in view the scope of this website and that of GK required for competitive exams in India.


Some Facts to Remember on World Rivers

Facts to Remember - Rivers of the World
*River Danube flows through FOUR capital cities Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia), Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia). It also touches or flows through ten countries viz. Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova.
*The river which crosses the Equator twice is Zaire.
*The river known as China’s sorrow is River Hwang Ho or the Yellow River.
*The river which begins south of Equator and then crosses Tropic of Cancer before emptying into the sea - Nile
*The river which does not have any bridges across it throughout its entire length is the Amazon.
*Examples of countries which do have any rivers flowing through them Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar etc.


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