Where Is the Murray River Located?


Quick Answer

The Murray River is located in Australia and flows through three states: Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. It is the third longest river in the world directly after the Amazon and the Nile Rivers.

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The Murray River is over 2,000 kilometers long and begins in the Upper Murray in Kosciusko National Park. In the 1800s, the river was used as a water highway and was a large part of Australia's import and export economy. As of 2014, the river is still used for trade routes, fishing and recreation and as a water supply. The river brings water to more than 1.5 million homes throughout Australia.

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