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South America is famed for having the biggest river in the world, the Amazon. There are however, other rivers in the region that do drain large areas and support major cities. The Amazon itself runs for 7000 km and drains almost 7 million square km. Despite flowing mainly through tropical[…]

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In North America many cities have been located on major rivers. In the past the rivers have played a major part in the growth of the cities and they still have a strong influence on the cities today. Minneapolis is located on the Mississippi river and has a population of[…]

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Some of the rivers in the world are found on the Asian continent and they travel through some of the region’s largest cities. However, some of the major cities are on rivers that may not be the longest in the world yet are still vital water ways. China contains some[…]

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Despite the vast size of Australia it has relatively few major river systems. The reason for this is quite simple as over 70% of the country is made up of arid and semi-arid land. The major catchment area of the continent is made up by the Murray River. The river[…]

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The best way to enjoy the unique and tranquil beauty of the most famous rivers in the world is to travel their length by river cruise. The river cruise is a delightful mode of travel and the perfect holiday for those people who like to stay on the move but[…]

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There are occasions when it appears that the only river in  African is the River Nile. While there can be no doubt regarding the importance and the influence of the world’s second longest river, there are other rivers that do flow on this continent and have been an important factor[…]

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Many of Europe’s most famous cities are located on the continents biggest rivers. The longest river is the Volga which flows for 3,700km from its source in the Vladai Hills to where it finishes flowing into the Caspian Sea. The closed basin covers an area of nearly 1,350,000 square kilometers[…]

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Europe is small in terms of size in relation to the other continents. Yet in terms of wealth it is ranked highly, and many of the region’s most successful cities are located on famous rivers. The may not been the longest rivers in the world but they are some of[…]

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There is no river in the world that contains more sediment that the amounts that the Brahmaputra River deposits into the Ganges delta. The Delta is so large that it contains the country of Bangladesh. The river flows from its source in the Angsi Glacier in Tibet’s Himalayas, for 3,900[…]

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A river is a collection of water emerging from a source, and the flowing through an area before entering another body of water such as a lake or a Sea. There are however, rare occasions where the river will simply dry up and disappear. The source of a river is[…]

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