Largest Rivers and Longest Rivers in China
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Which is the longest river in China?
The longest river in China is Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron with a length of 6,418 kilometers (3,988 miles). At second and third, are Yellow River (Huang He) which stretches 5,464 kilometers (3,395 miles) and Mekong (Lancang Jiang) which is 4,350 kilometers (2,703 miles) long.The lengths of the major rivers and river systems in China range from 1,078 km to 6,418 km, with the average river being 2,269.4 km long.

 Compare Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron with Huai River


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Rivers with the largest drainage basin. The river with the largest drainage basin in China is Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron with a basin area of 1,800,000 square kilometers.

Rivers with the highest average discharge. The river with the highest average discharge in China is Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron with a discharge rate of 30,166 m3/s.


Here are the longest rivers in China.

Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron.

Yangtze River

Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron is the 3rd longest river in the world at 6,418 kilometers (3,988 miles).

Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron is a river that is 6,418 kilometers (or 3,988 miles) long and drains from a 1,800,000 km2 drainage basin in China.

Its average discharge rate is 30,166 m3/3 and the river flows out into East China Sea.

 

 Compare Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron with Northern Dvina–Sukhona from Asia.

 Compare Yangtze–Jinsha–Tongtian–Ulan Moron with Narmada from Asia.


Yellow River (Huang He).

Yellow River (Huang He)

Yellow River (Huang He) is the 3rd longest river in Asia at 5,464 kilometers (3,395 miles).

Yellow River (Huang He) is a 5,464-km long (3,395 miles) river that drains from a 745,000-km2 wide basin in China.

The average volume of water flow is 2,571 m3/3 and the river flows out into Bohai Sea.

 

 Compare Yellow River (Huang He) with Northern Dvina–Sukhona from Asia.

 Compare Yellow River (Huang He) with Kapuas from Asia.


Mekong (Lancang Jiang).

Mekong (Lancang Jiang)

Mekong (Lancang Jiang) is the 2nd largest river by average discharge rate in China at 16,000 m3/s.

Draining from an area as wide as 810,000 km2 in China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, Mekong (Lancang Jiang) has a length of 4,350 kilometers (2,703 miles).

Its average discharge rate is 16,000 m3/3 and the river flows out into South China Sea.

 

 Compare Mekong (Lancang Jiang) with Huai River from Asia.

 Compare Mekong (Lancang Jiang) with Upper Ob–Katun from Asia.


Indus–Sênggê Zangbo.

Indus River

Indus–Sênggê Zangbo is the 2nd largest river by drainage area in China at 960,000 km2.

Indus–Sênggê Zangbo is a 3,610-km long (2,243 miles) river that drains from a 960,000-km2 wide basin in Pakistan (93% of the river), India and China.

Its average discharge rate is 7,160 m3/3 and the river flows out into Arabian Sea.

 

 Compare Indus–Sênggê Zangbo with Red (Asia) from Asia.

 Compare Indus–Sênggê Zangbo with Pearl–Zhu Jiang from Asia.


Salween (Nu Jiang).

Salween (Nu Jiang)

Draining from an area as wide as 324,000 km2 in China (52.4% of river), Myanmar (43.9%) and Thailand (3.7%), Salween (Nu Jiang) has a length of 3,060 kilometers (1,901 miles).

The average volume of water flow is 3,153 m3/3 and the river flows out into Andaman Sea.

 

 Compare Salween (Nu Jiang) with Vyatka from Asia.

 Compare Salween (Nu Jiang) with Sepik from Asia.


Ganges–Hooghly–Padma (Ganga).

Ganges–Hooghly–Padma (Ganga) is the 3rd largest river by drainage area in China at 907,000 km2.

Ganges–Hooghly–Padma (Ganga) is a 2,620-km long (1,628 miles) river that drains from a 907,000-km2 wide basin in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and China.

Ganges–Hooghly–Padma (Ganga) discharges at 12,037 m3/3 and flows out into Bay of Bengal.

 

 Compare Ganges–Hooghly–Padma (Ganga) with Narmada from Asia.

 Compare Ganges–Hooghly–Padma (Ganga) with Upper Yenisei–Little Yenisei (Kaa-Hem) from Asia.


More on the longest and largest river systems in the world:

World: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

By Country: Australia  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Russia  |  UK  |  USA

Europe: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Asia: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Africa: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Oceania: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

North America: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

South America: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Outflows: Amazon River  |  Atlantic Ocean  |  Black Sea  |  Mississippi River  |  Pacific Ocean


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