This list contains the Top 30 Longest Rivers in the WorldCheck out our list of the top 30 longest rivers in the world featuring well known rivers such as the Nile, Amazon and Mississippi.

While most scientists and researchers agree on the order, accurately measuring the length of such enormous rivers can be difficult and there is at times disagreement on where a river starts, where it finishes and its accurate length.

1
Nile River

Continent: Africa
Location: Northeastern Africa
Length: 6,853km (4,258 miles)

2
Amazon River

Continent: South American
Location: South America
Length: 6,992km (4,345miles) 

3
Yangtze River

Continent: Asia
Location: China
Length: 6,300 km (4,345miles) 

4
Mississippi River

Continent: North American
Location: North America
Length: 6,275km (3,902miles) 

5
Yenisei River

Continent: Asia
Location: Mongolia
Length: 5,539 km (3,445miles) 

6
Yellow River

Continent: Asia
Location: China
Length: 5,464km (3,395miles) 

7
Ob River

Continent: Asia
Location: Russia (siberia)
Length: 5,410km (3,364miles) 

8
Parana River

Continent: South American
Location: South America
Length: 4,880 km (3,030 miles) 

9
Congo River

Continent: African
Location: Africa
Length: 4,700km (2,922 miles) 

10
Amur River

Continent: North America
Location: Russia
Length: 4,444km (2,763miles) 

11
Lena River

Continent: Asia
Location: Russia
Length: 4,400 km (2,736 miles) 

12
Mekong River

Continent: Asia
Location: China
Length: 4,350km (2,750 miles) 

13
Mackenzie River

Continent: North America
Location: Canada
Length: 4241km (2,637miles) 

14
Niger River

Continent: Asia
Location: Africa
Length: 4200kn (2611miles) 

15
Murray River

Continent: Australia
Location: Australia
Length: 3,672km 

16
Tocantins River

Continent: South America
Location: Brazil
Length: 3,650km (2,270miles) 

17
Volga River

Continent: Europe
Location: Russia
Length: 3,645km (2,266miles) 

18
Shatt al-Arab River

Continent: Asia
Location: Iraq
Length: 3,596km (2,236miles) 

19
Madeira River

Continent: South America
Location: South America
Length: 3,380km (2,100miles) 

20
Yukon River

Continent: North America
Location: British Colombia, Canada
Length: 3,185km (1,980miles) 

21
Purus River

Continent: South America
Location: South America
Length: 3,211km (1,995miles) 

22
Indus River

Continent: Asia
Location: Tibetan Plateau, China
Length: 3,180km (1,976miles) 

23
Soa Francisco River

Continent: South America
Location: Brazil
Length: 3,180km (1,976miles) 

24
Syr Darya River

Continent: Asia
Location: Kyrgyzstan
Length: 2,212 km(1,374 mi) 

25
Salween River

Continent: Asia
Location: China
Length: 3,060km (1,901miles) 

26
Saint Lawrence River

Continent: North America
Location: North America
Length: 3,058km (1,900miles) 

27
Rio Grande River

Continent: North America
Location: Colorado
Length: 3,051 km (1,896 miles) 

28
Lower Tunguska River

Continent: Europe
Location: Russia
Length: 2,989km (1,857miles) 

29
Brahmaputra River

Continent: Asia
Location: India
Length: 2,948km (1,832miles) 

30
Zambezi River

Continent: Africa
Location: Zambia
Length: 2,888km (1,795miles)