THE WORLD'S LONGEST RIVERS
Here's a useful new mnemonic phrase for remembering the world's eight longest rivers:
" NAM-MI YACH-Y! "
Nile (Africa) - 4,145 miles
After the above 8 came another 4 rivers in "L-M-N" order:Lena (Russia) - 2,645 miles
Mackenzie (Canada) - 2,635 miles
Mekong (Asia) - 2,600 miles
Niger (Africa) - 2,600 miles
By comparison, Europe's longest river (the Danube) comes only 26th at 1770 miles.
Fact Source: Readers Digest Great World Atlas (5th r, 1975)
Note: The "top ten" can vary between publications according to the chosen determination of river plus tributaries comprising the longest watercourse. For example the "Larousse Pocket Factfinder (1995)" lists the longest 14 rivers as (in miles):
4,160: Nile - Kagera - Ruvuvu - Ruvusu - Luvironza
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