Questions and Answers
Biodiversity , Asia Pacific , China
The Yangtze, which is 6,300 kilometres long, is the longest river in Asia. It flows entirely through China, and the largest dam and hydropower plant in the world are located on it.
Biodiversity , Middle East & Africa
The Congo River is the deepest in the world, with some areas that are about 230 metres deep in its lower course.
Biodiversity , Americas , Argentina, Uruguay
The widest river in the world is Río de la Plata or River Plate, with a maximum width of 221 kilometres. It is formed by the confluence of the Uruguay and the Paraná rivers, and it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
Biodiversity , Americas , Canada
The longest river in Canada is the Mackenzie, which is 1,738 kilometres long, although usually it is considered part of a river system that is 4,241 kilometres long.
Biodiversity , Americas , United States of America
The Missouri, which is 4,090 kilometres long, is the longest river in North America/the United States. The second longest one is the Mississippi River, the third one the Rio Grande, and the fourth one is the Arkansas River.
Biodiversity , Europe , Russia
The Volga, which is 3,645 kilometres long, is the longest river in Europe. It is also Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and the 15th longest one in the world. It has the largest river delta in Europe.
Biodiversity , Middle East & Africa , Egypt
The Nile, which is 6,853 kilometres long, is the longest river in Africa. The second longest river in the African continent is the Congo, and the third longest one is the Niger.
Biodiversity , Americas
The Amazon, which is 7,062 kilometres long, is the longest river in the world. For centuries, the Nile River was considered to be the longest river, until an expedition determined that it is in fact the Amazon.