a “river” as “any natural stream of water that flows in a channel with defined banks.” So a river is a body of water flowing towards another water body – a lake, another river, a sea, or an ocean.

- Elizabeth F., Stylist

However, some rivers do not reach a body of water because they flow into the ground and dry out. A tiny river is called a stream, a brook, a creek, a rivulet, or a rill.

- Elizabeth F., Stylist

Starting in the western Himalayas in Uttarakhand, the Ganges river flows through India and Bangladesh.

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The Ganges river flows through India and Bangladesh, starting in the western Himalayas in Uttarakhand.

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The Nile has approximately 4,130 miles (6,650 km), and its drainage basin covers a total of eleven countries.

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The Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea and is the longest river in Africa. It has often been considered the longest river in the world.

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The Amazon River has a length of approximately 3,976 miles (6,647 km) and crosses Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

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Its source is located in Peru, and its mouth is in Brazil, flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. It has a length of approximately 3,976 miles (6,647 km) and crosses Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

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The length of the Mississippi River is approximately 2,340 miles (3,770 km).

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It passes through 10 U.S. states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The length of the Mississippi River is approximately 2,340 miles (3,766 km).

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