Amazon River
Sorry this blog was not on time, but I was out of town and I did not have a good internet connection. Hopefully I will have the blog for Friday up this FridayMost everyone I talked to about this post could name the first four rivers in this list, but no one could name the last six. I am not sure I can even pronounce some of these. I did some research and calculations and found out that the circumference of the earth is 24,902 miles. The total length of the top ten rivers is 32832 miles. So then, you could have a continuious river all the way around the earth and about 30% more with just the ten longest rivers. I thought that was quite interesting. Well, here is the list of the top ten longest rivers in the world. I will leave the pronunciation up to you.

RankRiverLocationApproximate Length—miles
1. Nile Africa 4,180
2. Amazon South America 3,912
3. Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock United States 3,710
4. Chang Jiang (Yangtze) China 3,602
5. Ob Russia 3,459
6. Huang Ho (Yellow) China 2,900
7. Yenisei Russia 2,800
8. Parana South America 2,795
9. Irtish Russia 2,758
10. Zaire (Congo) Congo 2,716

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