World's Longest Rivers

This passage discusses some of the longest rivers in the world.

Lexile Level: 440L

Categories: People & Places Animals & Nature


The longest river in the world is the Nile. The Nile is 4,180 miles long. The Nile is in Africa. It runs through several countries. It runs through Egypt and the Republic of the Sudan. Egypt and the Sudan are two countries in Africa. The Amazon is the second longest river in the world. The Amazon is 3,912 miles long. The Amazon is in South America. The Amazon flows through several countries. The Amazon runs through Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, and Venezuela. The third longest river in the world is the Mississippi. The Mississippi is in the United States. The Mississippi is 3,710 miles long. It runs through several states. Some of the states it runs through are Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois. The fourth longest river in the world is the Chang Jiang. The Chang Jiang is 3,602 miles long. The Chang Jiang is in China. The Chang Jiang is also sometimes called the Yangtze.


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