7 Oldest Rivers of The World

Nile River is one of the oldest rivers of the world. According to an article published in Nature Geoscience magazine, its age is about 30 million years and flows about 6853 km in length in Africa. Earlier it was believed that Nile River is 50 Lakh years old.

List of seven oldest rivers in the world.

Nile: Flows in 10 countries, length 6,650 Km

Nile River – Length 6,650 Km

Nile river flows in about 10 countries of Africa and covers a total distance of 6,650 km (4,130 mi). These countries are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Eritrea. After this, it joins the Mediterranean Sea. Nile river Age is around 30 million years.

Colorado River: Flows in 2 countries, length 2,330 km

Colorado River
Colorado River – Length 2,330 km

Colorado flows mainly in two countries United States and Mexico. Its total length is 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) and Age 7 million years. It flows into Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Baja California, and Sonora Province in Mexico and USA. It joins the Gulf of California.

Susquehanna River: Flows in America, length 715 km

Susquehanna River
Susquehanna River – Length 715 km

Susquehanna River flows in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York in USA. Its total length is 715 km (444 mi) and is more than 300 million years age. After this it is found in the Chesapeake Bay

French Broad River: Flows in America, length 351 km

French Broad River
French Broad River – Length 351 km

French Broad River flows 351 km (218 miles) in North Carolina and Tennessee Provinces of United States. After this, it finally joins the Tennessee River. It is the third oldest river in America about more than 300 million years age.

Meuse River: Flows in three countries, length 925 km

Meuse River
Meuse River – Length 925 km

Meuse River covers a distance of 925 km (575 miles) and flows three countries in France, Belgium and Netherlands. After this, it finally joins the North Sea. Its age is said to be between 32 and 34 crore years. The river is home to many endangered species.

New River (Kanawha River Tributary): Flows in the US, length 510 kilometers

New River
New River – Length 510 Km

New River (Kanawha River Tributary) flows in a total length of 510 km (320 mi) in the three provinces of United States, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Finally, it joins the Kanawa River. It is considered the second oldest river in the world about 36 crore years.

Finke River: In Australia, the world’s oldest River, Length 750 km

Finke River
Finke River – Length 750 km

Finke River or Larapinta flows in a total length of 750 km (470 mi) from the Northern Territory of Australia to south Australia. After this, it is found in the Ayre lake. Its age is believed to be more than 36 crore years.

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