World's largest rivers based on drainage area

This statistic presents the largest rivers in the world based on drainage area. The Mississippi River in North America has a drainage area of 3.5 million square kilometers. Rivers act as habitats, travel routes, electricity sources, sediment deposits, and drainage channels for surface water.

Largest rivers worldwide based on drainage area

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Release date

2013

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1999

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