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Monday, October 01, 2007

THE LONGEST RIVERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA







Our river systems are very important to us -- Our civilizations first flourished along its’ banks and most of our cities are situated next to them. The most important rivers in our region is usually the longest – the rivers that will take us farther inland for trade and navigation. But how do we measure these rivers? -- Geographers calculate the distance from the source of the river to its mouth.

Here are the longest rivers in Southeast Asia / Length in Km / Location:


1. Mekong River / 4,023 km / China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam (10th in the world)

2. Thanlwin River / 2,815 km / China, Burma, Thailand

3. Irrawaddy River / 2,170 km / Burma

4. Chindwin River / 1,207 km / Burma

5. Kapuas River / 1,143 km / Indonesia (World’s Longest River on an Island)

6. Fly River / 1,050 km / Papua New Guinea

7. Mahakam River / 980 km / Indonesia

8. Chi River (แม่น้ำชี) / 765 km / Thailand

9. Musi River / 750 km / Indonesia

10. Mun River (แม่น้ำมูล) / 673 km / Thailand


11th-30th: Are your rivers on the list?


11. Nan River / 627 km / Thailand

12. Ca River / 612 km / Laos, Vietnam

13. Rajang River / 563 km / Malaysia

14. Kinabatangan River / 560 km / Malaysia

15. Bengawan Solo River / 540 km / Indonesia

16. Digul River / 525 km / Indonesia

17. Pa Sak River (แม่น้ำป่าสัก) / 513 km / Thailand

18. Pahang River / 459 km / Malaysia

19. Cagayan River / 446 km / Philippines

20. Sittang River / 420 km / Burma

21. Songkhram River (ลำน้ำสงคราม) / 420 km / Thailand

22. Ma River / 400 km / Vietnam, Laos

23. Khwae Yai River (แม่น้ำแควใหญ่) / 380 km / Thailand

24. Chao Phraya River / 372 km / Thailand

25. White Wang River (วัง) / 335 km / Thailand

26. Moei River (เมย) / 327 km / Thailand

27. Mali River / 320 km / Burma

28. Rio Grande de Mindanao / 320 km / Philippines

29. Ing River (อิง) / 300 km / Thailand

30. Gianh River / 268 km / Vietnam



Singapore’s longest river is only 10 km long – the Kallang River.
Brunei’s longest river is the Belait River.

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6 Comments:

Dao said...

คุณจะไปเชียงใหม่ไหมจ๊ะ

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

ไปจ้ะ this week end, P'Dao แล้วคุณล่ะ

Carrie said...

Oh! You listed Papua New Guinea. I'm sure the "Australasian" stupid people would hit on this list again. [sigh]

JOSH said...

Yup, rivers r so important to d birth of civilizations. I'm just sad, esp here in Mla, Phils., dat r once majestic Pasig River (which beauty can be attested to by vintage photographs & literary writings) have become one big dump site (body of water)of floating waste materials! :-(

riain said...

I hope Pasig River will be brought to life again.. There is now a ferry service running to asignificant lenght of it. The terminals are new, clean and airconditioned, the ferry is quite okay. :)

QCboy said...

yes, i think you should do an article here about the Pasig River. hmm

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