Photo: Amazon Longer Than Nile River, Scientists Say



South America's Amazon River has beat out Africa's Nile for the title of longest river, a group of Brazilian scientists claim.

If the new measurement holds true, the river is 4,225 miles (6,800 kilometers) long, compared to the Nile, which stretches 4,160 miles (6,695 kilometers).


Photograph by Jeff Rotman/Getty Images


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