The large population in Europe has thrived because of the rivers. Every major inland city in Europe is located on the banks of a river. The following are 7 longest rivers in Europe. Let’s read.
The 7 longest rivers in Europe
Volga River is the longest river in Europe. It runs entirely in Russia. Volga River originates from Valdai Hills, flows eastwards then changes direction to south near Kazan. The total length of Volga River in approximately 3,530 kilometers (2,193 miles).
Danube is a long east flowing river in Europe passing through many countries and important cities. It originates in Germany and flows through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. Danube River drains into the Black sea after flowing for approximately 2,850 km (1,770 miles).
Ural is a river that flows in Russia and Kazakhstan. The river originates from the Ural Mountains and discharges into the Caspian Sea. The total length of the Ural river is approximately 2,430 km (1,510 miles) making it the third longest River in Europe.
The Dnieper River also starts from the Valdai Hills of Russia like the Volga River. With a length of approximately 2,200 km (1,370 miles), Dnieper is the fourth longest River in Europe. It flows through Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine and drains into Black Sea.
Don, the fifth longest river in Europe flows entirely within Russia. It originates near the city of Novomoskovsk, flows for nearly 1,870 km (1,160 miles) then drains into the Sea of Azov.
Another river from Russia on this list, Pechora River is approximately 1,810 km (1,12 miles) long. Originating from the Ural mountains, the river flows northwards, takes U-turn twice and drains into the Barents Sea which is part of the larger Arctic Ocean.
Just a bit shorter than Pechora, Kama is the seventh longest river in Europe. It is 1,805 km (1,122 miles) long. Kama River is the longest tributary of Volga River. It originates in Udmurtia. Kama River joins the Volga River 70 km south of Kazan.
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Volga, Danube, and Ural are the top 3 longest rivers in Europe.
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Danube passes through 10 countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.