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A RIVER IN A CAVE IN THAILAND (IMAGE)

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  • The longest river in the world is the Nile River, it reaches around 6650 kilometers in length (4132 miles). More Nile River facts.

  • The second longest river in the world is the Amazon River, it reaches around 6400 kilometres in length (4000 miles). More Amazon River facts.

  • Small rivers often have different names which include creek, stream and brook.

  • Rivers normally contain freshwater.

  • The word upriver (or upstream) refers to the direction of the river’s water source, while downriver (or downstream) refers to the direction in which the water flows, i.e. towards the end of the river.

  • Rivers have many uses which include fishing, bathing, transport, rafting and swimming among others.

  • Most of the world’s major cities are located near the banks of rivers.