Which river has the highest average discharge in the world?. The river with the highest average discharge in the world is Amazon–Ucayali–Tambo–Ene–Apurímac of South America with a discharge rate of 209,000 m3/s, flowing out primarily to Atlantic Ocean. At second and third, are Congo–Chambeshi (Zaïre) that discharges at 41,800 m3/s on average and outflows to Atlantic Ocean, and Orinoco with an average discharge of 33,000 m3/s
Here are the world's largest rivers by average discharge.
Amazon–Ucayali–Tambo–Ene–Apurímac is the largest river by drainage area in the world at 7,050,000 km2.
The river system, from Amazon River to Ucayali to Tambo to Ene and Apurímac river, is the longest river system in South America at 6,992km (4,344 miles), with its drainage area spreading across the width of the South American continent at an area of 7 million square kilometers (largest drainage basin in the world!). The Amazon river system is also the second longest in the world, with the Nile River system pipping slightly ahead at 7,088km.In terms of discharge volume, the Amazon river system is the largest in the world, discharging at 209,000 cubic meters per second onto the Atlantic Ocean.
Congo–Chambeshi (Zaïre) is the 2nd largest river by drainage area in the world at 3,680,000 km2.
Congo–Chambeshi (Zaïre) is a river that is 4,700 kilometers (or 2,920 miles) long and drains from a 3,680,000 km2 drainage basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Cameroon, Zambia, Burundi and Rwanda.
Its average discharge rate is 41,800 m3/3 and the river flows out into Atlantic Ocean.
Orinoco is the 3rd largest river by average discharge rate in the world at 33,000 m3/s.
Orinoco is a 2,101-km long (1,306 miles) river that drains from a 1,380,000-km2 wide basin in Venezuela, Colombia and Guyana.
Orinoco discharges at 33,000 m3/3 and flows out into Atlantic Ocean.The Orinoco River is also known as Orinoquia.
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.
Negro is the 3rd largest river by average discharge rate in Brazil at 26,700 m3/s.
Negro is a river that is 2,250 kilometers (or 1,398 miles) long and drains from a 720,114 km2 drainage basin in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.
The average volume of water flow is 26,700 m3/3 and the river flows out into Amazon River.
Río De La Plata–Paraná–Rio Grande is the 2nd longest river in South America at 4,880 kilometers (3,032 miles).
The Paraná river system is the second longest river system in South America at 4,880 kilometers (3032 miles), after the mighty Amazon river. Draining from an area of 2,582,672 square kilometers, the Paraná river flows south-westerly through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at a rate of 22,000m3/s, before discharging onto Río de la Plata.
Brahmaputra–Tsangpo is the 2nd largest river by average discharge rate in Asia at 19,800 m3/s.
Brahmaputra–Tsangpo is a river that is 3,848 kilometers (or 2,391 miles) long and drains from a 712,035 km2 drainage basin in India (58.0% of river), China (19.7%), Nepal (9.0%), Bangladesh (6.6%), Disputed India/China (4.2%) and Bhutan (2.4%).
The average volume of water flow is 19,800 m3/3 and the river flows out into Ganges River.
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