Which is the longest river in Africa?
The Nile River takes top spot at 7,088km, meandering through several countries in Africa before flowing out to the Mediterranean Sea. it is also the longest river in the world.although slightly longer than its perennial length-wise competitor Amazon River (6,992km)..
At 4,700km, the great Congo river is the second longest river in Africa but is the largest river in Africa by discharge volume, flowing out into the Atlantic Ocean. At third, the Niger River extends about 4,200km, meandering through Guinea, Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria.
Rivers with the largest drainage basin. The river with the largest drainage basin in Africa is Congo–Chambeshi (Zaïre) with a basin area of 3,680,000 square kilometers.
Rivers with the highest average discharge. The river with the highest average discharge in Africa is Congo–Chambeshi (Zaïre) with a discharge rate of 41,800 m3/s.
Here are the longest rivers in Africa.
Nile–White Nile–Kagera–Nyabarongo–Mwogo–Rukarara is the longest river in the world at 7,088 kilometers (4,404 miles).
Nile–White Nile–Kagera–Nyabarongo–Mwogo–Rukarara is a river that is 7,088 kilometers (or 4,404 miles) long and drains from a 3,254,555 km2 drainage basin in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan.
Nile–White Nile–Kagera–Nyabarongo–Mwogo–Rukarara discharges at 2,800 m3/3 and flows out into Mediterranean Sea.
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.
Niger is the 3rd longest river in Africa at 4,200 kilometers (2,610 miles).
Niger is a river that is 4,200 kilometers (or 2,610 miles) long and drains from a 2,090,000 km2 drainage basin in Nigeria (26.6% of river), Mali (25.6%), Niger (23.6%), Algeria (7.6%), Guinea (4.5%), Cameroon (4.2%), Burkina Faso (3.9%), Côte d'Ivoire, Benin and Chad.
Niger discharges at 5,589 m3/3 and flows out into Gulf of Guinea.
Draining from an area as wide as 1,330,000 km2 in Zambia (41.6% of river), Angola (18.4%), Zimbabwe (15.6%), Mozambique (11.8%), Malawi (8.0%), Tanzania (2.0%), Namibia and Botswana, Zambezi (Zambesi) has a length of 2,693 kilometers (1,673 miles).
Zambezi (Zambesi) discharges at 4,880 m3/3 and flows out into Mozambique Channel.
Located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Lesotho, Orange has a length of 2,092 kilometers (1,300 miles).
Limpopo is a river that stretches 1,800 kilometers (or 1,118 miles) in length, draining from a 413,000 km2 basin in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.
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