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Rivers that Flow through the Most Countries

Name the rivers that flow through or past at least 5 countries.
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Last updated: January 15, 2017
First submittedDecember 3, 2016
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Average score44.4%
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River
11
Nile
10
Congo
10
Danube
6
Mekong
6
Rhine
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River
6
Zambezi
5
Drava
5
Niger
5
Tisza
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Level 58
Dec 3, 2016
Nice! Maybe you could add the Drava which also flows through 5 countries.
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2016
How could I forgot river that is like 100 km away from me?!
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2017
None are near my home!
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
I was just a few 100m from where the Rhine ends and flows into the sea. I took this quiz on my way back home on the train. :) (didn't choose the quiz btw, it was a random one)
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Level 75
Aug 26, 2019
Great fact :)
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2022
Drava..in Croatia...where are you from?
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Level 75
Mar 4, 2022
Srbija.
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Level 75
Jan 15, 2017
Actually three of nine rivers are very close to my home.
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Level 76
Jan 15, 2017
Nice quiz! Thank you! Three of the rivers flow through my home country (almost the same as the ones which are near your home, I guess - only Rhine instead of Tisza).
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Level 75
Jan 15, 2017
You are right fellow Austrian :)
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2018
I'm Austrian too ;)
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Level 72
Apr 26, 2020
The country I live in is so big that I don't live near any of these rivers...
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Level 81
Jan 15, 2017
What's the 5th country for Tisza? Wikipedia only listed 4, but it looks like it might go to Slovakia for a bit? Was too lazy to find a proper map as googlemaps really didn't show much of the river.
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Level 75
Jan 15, 2017
It is Slovakia.
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Level 78
Jan 15, 2017
The title should be "Rivers that flow through the most countries." It is missing the 'the'.
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2017
Fixed ;)
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Level 52
Jan 17, 2017
Immediately thought of "River Flows in You" by Yiruma.
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2017
Great quiz! It's hard to tell from maps, but it looks like the Zambezi might touch DRC, which would bring the total to seven countries (including Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique).
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2017
Actually, it seems like it touches the border of the Congo, but it doesn't actually pass through it.
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2022
It goes extremely close to the border, at just a few hundred metres, but misses.
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Level 71
Jan 25, 2017
Good quiz, if you think you know your rivers try my quiz .... 'Mal's Capital City Rivers'.
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2018
plz no advertising
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Level 74
Sep 27, 2018
Good quiz indeed, but hard. I scored 5 points with only 78% correct. Didn't know those two Danube tributaries.
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Level 73
Apr 30, 2017
10 countries for the Congo River? How do you figure?
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2017
It looks like the whole drainage basin is included.
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Level 73
May 1, 2017
You must be right. But why?
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Level 36
Apr 30, 2017
Could you specify whether tributaries count or not. I think the White or Blue Nile should be on this list.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2017
Of course the one I forgot is the one that actually goes through my country. Lmao
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Level 44
Apr 30, 2017
Got Niger, Zambezi, Drava and Tisza only to miss Danube and Mekong.
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Level 60
May 1, 2017
Rio de la Plata is 5 countries, is it not?
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Level 72
Feb 25, 2021
Technically two, but some of the other answers include the entire drainage basin (for example, the Congo River only passes through 3 countries, not ten, but the drainage basin includes ten countries), so I dare say that the rules determining the correct answer for the quiz are arbitrary.
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Level 58
May 1, 2017
Perhaps it should be noted that two of the answers are tributaries of a third of the correct answers
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Level 51
May 2, 2017
Interesting how none of these are in the Americas
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Level 73
Sep 23, 2017
Not really, there are just less countries for the rivers to flow through. Central America is too narrow, the US and Canada take up almost all of the north, and Brazil takes up a massive amount of the south.
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2018
Not sure how you count the basin/connected systems. Otherwise Volta might be added (CdIv, Gh, Togo, Benin, BF and Mali)
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Level 42
Jan 17, 2019
i only got the danube, nile and zambezi
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Level 75
Jan 19, 2019
Now you know something new :)
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Level 42
Oct 27, 2019
did it again, got 8/9
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Level 60
Mar 11, 2020
100%
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Level 59
Mar 12, 2021
Hi - I think the numbers in this quiz are wrong. The Danube flows through the most countries, not the Nile; the Nile is listed with 11 but that would include tributaries from Ethiopia etc. If you did that for the Danube, it would be 19 countries.
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Level 19
Sep 19, 2022
According to Encyclopedia Brittania, the Drava river originates in Italy and only flows through Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. https://www.britannica.com/place/Drava-River.

The Tisza only flows through Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, see https://www.britannica.com/place/Tisza-River.

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Level 75
Sep 26, 2022
Well... Brittanica is wrong here.