Principle Rivers of the World



River Source Outflow

LengthKm.

Nile Tributaries of Lake Victoria, Africa Mediterranean Sea 6690
Amazon Glacier-fed lakes,Peru Atlantic Ocean 6296
Mississippi-
Missouri-Red Rock
Source of Red Rock,Montana Gulf of Mexico 6240
Yangtze Kiang Tibetan Plateau, China China Sea 5797
Amur-Argun Khingan Mts., China Tatar Strait 5780
Ob Altai Mts., CIS Gulf of Ob 5567
Yellow (Huang Ho) Eastern part of Kunlan Mts., west china Gulf of Chihli 4667
Yenisei Tannu-Ola Mts.,western Tuva, CIS Arctic Ocean 4506
Parana Confluence of Paranaiba and Grande river Rio de Plata 4498
Irtish Altai Mts., CIS Ob river 4438
Congo Confluence of Lualabaand Luapula rivers, Zaire Atlantic Ocean 4371
Amur Confluence of Shilka (CIS) Argun (Manchuria) Rivers
Tatar Strait 4352
Lena Baikal Mts., CIS Arctic Ocean 4568
Mackenzie Head of Finlay River,British Colombia, Canada Beaufort Sea (arctic Ocean) 4241
Niger Guinea Gulf of Guinea 4184
Mekong Tibetan highlands South China Sea 4023
Mississipi Lake Itaska, Minnesota Gulf of Mexico 3779
Missouri Confluence of Jefferson, Gallatin and Madison rivers, Montana Mississippi river 3726
Volga Valdai plateau, CIS Caspean Sea 3687
Madeira Confluence of Beni and Maumore rivers, Bolivia-Brazil Boundary Amazon river 3238
Purus Peruvian Andes Amazon river 3207
San Francisco Southwest Minas Gerais,Brazil Atlantic ocean 3198
Yukon Junction of Lewes and Pelly rivers, Yukon territory Canada Bering Sea 3185
St. Lawrence Lake Ontario Gulf of St. Lawrence 3058
Rio Grande San Juan Mts.,Colorado Gulf of Mexico 3034
Tunguska (Lower) North of Lake Baikal, Russia Yenesei river 2995
Brahmaputra Himalayas Ganges river 2897
Indus Himalayas Arabean Sea 2897
Danube Black Forest, W.Germany Black Sea 2842
Euphrates Confluence of Murat nehri and Kara Sun Rivers, Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 2799
Darling Central part of eastern highlands, Australia Murray river 2739
Zambezi 11o 21'S, 24'E, Zambia Mozambique Channel 2736
Tokantins Goias, Brazil Para River 2699
Murray Australian Alps, New South Wales Indian Ocean 2589
Nelson Head of Bow River,western Alberta, Canada Hudson Bay 2575
Paraguay Mato Grosso, Brazil Parana River 2549
Ural Southern Ural Mts.,CIS Caspian Sea 2533
Ganges Himalayas Bay of Bengal 2506
Amu Darya (Oxus) Nicolas range, Pamir Mts., CIS Aral Sea 2414
Japura Andes, Colombia Amazon River 2414
Salween Tibet, south of Kulnun Mts. Gulf of Martaban 2414
Arkansas Central Colorado Mississippi river 2348
Colorado Grand Country, Colorado Gulf of California 2333
Dnieper Valdai Hills, CIS Black Sea 2284
Syr darya Tien Shan, China/Kyrghyzstan Aral Sea 2414
Ohio-Allegheny Potter Country, Pennsylvania  Mississippi river 2102
Irrawaddy Confluence of Nmai and Mali rivers, northeast Burma Bay of Bengal 2092
Orange Lesotho Atlantic Ocean 2092
Orinoco Serra Parima Mts.,Venezuela  Atlantic Ocean 2062
Pilcomayo Andes Mts., Bolivia Paraguay River 1999
Xi Jiang (Si Kiang) Eastern Yunan Proviance, China China Sea 1989
Colombia Colombia Lake, British Colombia, Canada Pacific Ocean 1983
Don Tula, RSFSR, CIS Sea of Azov 1968
Sungari China-North Korea Boundary Amur River 1955
Saskatchewan Canadian Rockey Mnts. Lake Winnipeg 1939
Peace Stikine Mts., British Columbia, Canada Great Silver River 1923
Tigris Taurus Mts., Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 1899
Rhine Confluence of Hinterrhein and Vorderrhein Rivers, Switzerland North Sea 1320

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Large Lakes of the World

Natural Lakes

Name& Location

Area(Sq.Km.)

Length(Sq.Km.)

Max.Depth (Met.)

Caspian Sea, CIS-Iran 394,299 1,199 946
Superior, USA-Canada 82,414 616 406
Victoria,Tanzania-Uganda 69,457 322 82
Aral, CIS 66,457 428 68
Huron, USA-Canada 59,596 397 229
Michigan, USA 58,016 517 281
Tanganyika,Tanzania-Zaire 32,893 676 1,435
Baikal, CIS 31,500 636 1,741
Great Bear, Canada 31,080 373 82
Nyasa, Malawi-Mozambique-Tanzania 30,044 579 706
Great Slave, Canada 28,930 480 614
Chad,Chad-Niger-Nigeria 25,760 - 7
Erie, USA-Canada 25,719 388 64
Winnipeg, Canada 23,553 425 62
Ontario, USA-Canada 19,477 311 237
Balkash, CIS 18,428 605 27
Ladoga, CIS 18,130 200 225
Onega, CIS 9,891 248 110
Titicaca, Bolivia-Peru 8,135 177 370
Nicaragua, Nicaragua 8,001 177 70
Athabaska, Canada 7,920 335 124
Rudolf, kenya 6,405 248 -
Reindeer, Canada 6,330 245 -
Eyre, South Australia 3,216 209 Varies
Issuk-Kul, CIS 6,200 182 700
Urmia, Iran 6,001 130 15
Torrens, South Australia 5,698 209 -
Vanern, Sweden 5,545 140 98
Winnipegosis, Canada
5,403 245 18
Mobuto Sese Seko,Uganda 5,299 161 55
Nettilling, BaffinIsland, Canada
5,051 113 -
Nipigon, Canada 4,843 116 -
Manitoba, Canada 4,706 225 7
Great Salt, USA 4,662 121 5/8
Kioga, Uganda 4,403 80 9
Koko-Nor, China 4,222 106 -


World's Greatest Man Made Lakes

Nameof Dam Location

MillionCubic Meters

YearCompleted

Owen Falls Uganda 204800 1954
Kariba Zimbway 181592 1959
Baratsk CIS 169270 1964
High Aswan Egypt 168000 1970
Akosombo Ghana 148000 1965
Daniel Johnson Canada 141852 1968
Guri Venezuela 136000 1986
Krasnoyarsk CIS 73300 1967
Bennet W.A.C. Canada 70309 1967
Zeya CIS 68400 1978
Cabora Bassa Mozambique 63000 1974
La Grande2 Canada 61720 1982
La Grande3 Canada 60020 1982
Ust-llimsk CIS 59300 1980
Volga-V.I.Lenin CIS 58000 1955
Caniapiscau Canada 53790 1981
Pati Argentina 53700 -
Upper Wainganga India 50700 -
Sao felix Brazil 50600 -
Bukhtarma CIS 49740 1960
Ataturk Turkey 48000 -
Cerros Colorados Argentina 48000 1973
Irkutsk CIS 46000 1956
Tucurui Brazil 36375 1984
Vilyui CIS 35900 1967
Sanmenxia China 35400 1960
Hoover Nevada/Arizona 35154 1936
Sobridinho Brazil 34200 1981
Glen Canyon Arizona 33304 1964
Jenpeg Canada 31790 1975

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HighestWaterfalls of the World

WaterFall Location River

Height(met.)

Angel Venezuela Tributary of Caroni 1000
Tugela Natal, South Africa Tugela 914
Cuquenan Venezuela Cuquenan 610
Sutherland South Island, N.Z. Arthur 580
Takkakaw British Columbia Tributary of Yoho 503
Ribbon (Yosemite) California Creek flowing intoYosemite 491
Upper Yosemite California Yosemite Creek,tributary of Merced 436
Gavarnie South France Gave de Pau 422
Vettisfoss Norway Morkedola 366
Widow's tears(Yosemite) California Tributary of Merced 357
Staubbach Switzerland Staubbach (lauterbrunnen Valley) 300
Middle Cascade(Yosemite) California Yosemite Creek,tributary to Mrcede 227
King Edward VIII Guyana Courantyne 259
Jog Falls India (Karnataka) Shrawasti 253
Kaieteur Guyana Potaro 251
Skykje Norway In Skykjedal 250
Kalambo Tanzania-Zambia - 219
Fairy (Mt. RainerPark) Washington Steven Creek 213
Trummelbach Switzerland - 213
Aniene (Teverone) Italy Tiber 207
Cascata delle Maemore Italy Velino, tributary of Nera 198
Maradalsfos Norway Stream flowing into Ejkisdalsvand (lake) 196

Feather

California

Fall River

195

Maletsunyane

Lesotho

Maletsunyane

192

Bridalveil (Yosemite)

California

Yosemite Creek

189

Multnomah

Oregon

Multnomah Creek, tributary ofColumbia

189

Vøringsfos

Norway

Bjoreia

182

Nevada (Yosemite)

California

Merced

181

Skjeggedal

Norway

Tysso

160

Marina

Guyana

Tributary of Potaro

152

Tequendama

Colombia

Funza, tributary of Magdalena

130

King George's

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Orange

122

Illilouette (Yosemite)

California

Illilouette Creek, tributary of Merced

113

Victoria

Zimbabwe-Zambia boundary

Zambezi

108

Handöl

Sweden

Handöl Creek

105

Lower Yosemite

California

Yosemite

98

Comet (Mt. Rainier Park)

Washington

Van Trump Creek

98

Vernal (Yosemite)

California

Merced

97

Virginia

Northwest Territories, Canada

South Nahanni, tributary of Mackenzie

96

Lower Yellowstone

Wyoming

Yellowstone

94



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