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11 Most Colossal Rivers Flowing on Earth

Last updated : Nov 26, 2015

"On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon. " -J.K. Rowling, Author

Rivers are not only known as one of the nature's gift to us but it is one of the most beautiful wonders on earth that inspired uncountable poets and writers to write. The beautiful rivers meets the sea no matter from where they come from and that is why it is also said that out life is also inspired by the rivers as the teach us to flow evenly no matters whatever situation we face and keep the rhythm of the life as usual in any circumstance. These rivers also like us humans some are calm and some are wild. Many painters pain the rivers and spread the message of consistency through them and we should really learn to be contented in life.

11 Top Stunning Rivers in The World

Nile

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Nile

This is the considered the longest river on earth that mostly flows from the northern part of Africa and Egypt. The river is known for witnessing the Egyptian civilization and also flows by the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.The river also increases the beauty of the African forests and there are ample of options through sailing ferry boats and dynamic Nile Cruises.

Amazon

This is the largest water way that flows from America and known as the largest water discharge of the world. The river is also known as The River Sea. There is an amazing fact associated with the river is that more than one-third of all kinds of animal species in the world live in the Amazon rainforest and the rainforest is one of the major tropical forest in the world and the biodiversity is equally famed in the world.

Yangtze river

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Yangtze

This is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world and flows by the Republic of China. The river flows from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai and empties itself in the East China Sea at Shanghai. Yangtze is the longest in the world and it flows completely within one country and also known as the biggest rivers that discharge massive volumes of water and ranked third in the world on this aspect.

Mississippi

Mississippi

This is the main river of North America and also known as the largest drainage system of the continent. The river flows entirely in the United States and has many tributaries in various states of the United States and the surrounding is also beautiful and that is why people visit here to enjoy the location and also there are many recreational options such as historical park, National Parks, nature reserve and many others.

Danube

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Danube

This is considered as Europe’s second longest river and flows through ten countries of Europe. The river is gorgeous and empties itself in the Black Sea.There are many islands that are settled on the banks of Danube and all of them make stunning tourist destinations. Not only for islands but Danube is also known as an important source of drinking water in Europe serving more than 20 million people.

Yellow River

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Yellow

This is the third largest river after Yangtze flowing in China. The yellow river is also praised for other reasons and that is its great place in China’s history and development. Yellow River is often known with another name of the cradle of Chinese civilization, due to it’s basin that used to be the source of ancient Chinese civilization, and was called as the most prosperous region in past history of Chinese civilization.

Ob

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Ob

This is a major river of Russia that flows through Siberia and Russia. The water of River Ob is basically used for drinking, irrigation, fishing and hydroelectric energy works. The river has many tributaries and often known for its various bridges that is built on it and these bridges are made to serve people of these nations and also to serve people in various other cities.

Mackenzie

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Mackenzie

This is the largest and the longest water system of Canada and is surpassed only by the Mississippi River in North America. Mackenzie is the largest river flowing into the Arctic from North America, and there are many of its tributaries that all together make it as one of the longest rivers in the world. The water of the river and its tributaries is used for agricultural purposes, hydroelectricity production, and flood control.

Brahmaputra

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Brahmaputra

This is a trans-boundary river and one of the major rivers of Asia. The flow of the river is really long and originated from the Himalayas of Tibet and flows across into Arunachal Pradesh in India through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh as the Jamuna unites with the Padma, and finally with Meghna and empties into the Bay of Bengal. The river changes its name according to the country it passes.

Mekong

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Mekong

The Mekong River is a trans-boundary river that flows in Southeast Asia and the river is the world’s 12th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia and flows through major Asian countries. The river flows through the Tibetan Plateau and runs through Yunnan province of China’s, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The biodiversity of Mekong is ranked second after Amazon and there are uncountable number of fish species can be seen in the river.

Ganges

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The Ganges

The Ganges or the Ganga is a trans-boundary river that flows through Asia which passes through the countries of India and Bangladesh. Ganga is considered as the holiest river of Hinduism, and rises from the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The Hindus consider this river and its water to be the purest and purifying and that is why they flow the ashes of the deceased relative into the water of the river to grant him or her salvation.

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