Miles in length. 2,578, the Nile, the longest river in Africa.
2,762, the Volga, the longest river in Europe. 3,314, the
Yang-tze-Kiang, the longest river in Asia. 3,716, the Mississippi,
the longest river in America.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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