Quick Answer: Is the Amazon River the longest river in the world?

Can you swim in the Amazon River?

12. Re: Swimming safe? Swimming in the big rivers (Amazon, Marañon, Ucayali) is generally not a good idea due to strong currents more so than parasites. Swimming in the smaller tributaries, especially black water tributaries and lakes is safe, but don’t swallow the water.

Which is the 12 longest river in the world?

The 25 Longest Rivers in the World

Number River Length in Miles
1. Nile 4,135 miles
2. Amazon 3,980 miles
3. Chang Jiang (Yangtze) 3,917 miles
4. Mississippi-Missouri 3,870 miles

Is the Mississippi river longer than the Nile?

The information in different sources is between parentheses. Nile River in Egypt.

List of rivers longer than 1000 km.

River Mississippi – Missouri
Length (km) 6,270 (6,420)
Length (miles) 3,896 (3,989)
Drainage area (km²) 2,980,000
Outflow Gulf of Mexico
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