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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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Major rivers in the United States included the Mississippi River, the Colorado River, the Missouri River, the Columbia River and the Rio Grande River. The longest river in the country is the Missouri River, which runs fr... More »

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The longest river in the world is the Nile River. It stretches from near the equator in Eastern Africa and flows north for 4,100 miles before draining into the Mediterranean sea. More »

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