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The longest river in the world is the Nile. It is 4,160 miles long and is located in northeastern Africa. It passes through eleven countries including Uganda, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo and is the primary water s... More »

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The Congo River in Africa is the deepest river in the world at 820 feet deep, according to The World Geography. It flows from its origination point within the Altai Mountains all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. More »

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There are about 165 major rivers in the world. These major rivers are long and wide enough to be classified as major rivers with large volumes of water flowing through them every day. They have tributaries and provide fr... More »

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The Nile is the longest river in the world at 4,132 miles long and is the site and lifeblood of the ancient Egyptian civilization. The name of the Nile comes from the Greek word "neilos," which may be derived from the Se... More »

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The Nile is a freshwater river, and it supplies Egypt with the majority of its fresh water. Historically, Nile River civilizations were able to avoid the problem of excessive salt ruining arable land by using the natural... More »

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There are a variety of animals that live near or on the Nile River, including the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, monitor lizard, perch, catfish, red-billed ibis and the pied kingfisher. The animal most synonym... More »

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The five longest rivers in the world are the Nile, the Amazon, the Yangtze, the Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson and the Yenisei–Angara–Selenge. Scientists have considered the Nile as the world's longest river, but as of 2... More »

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