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100 Longest Rivers in Africa - with a Map

With the help of the map, name the 100 longest rivers and river systems on the African continent!
Main source: river-specific sites of Wikipedia (any language).
As languages sometimes list different lengths, one option had to be selected.
When in severe doubt, the length has been *broadly* remeasured using Google Maps.
As data from Africa isn't exactly the best, some rivers had to be broadly measured using Google Maps as no Wikipedia article listed a length.
See comments for further terminology
Additional waters (headwaters, traversed lakes etc.) can be found in quiz and answer stats
More continents in this series: Europe, North America, South America, Oceania
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Last updated: November 21, 2022
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Length (km)
River
6,853
Nile
4,370
Congo
4,184
Niger
2,574
Zambezi
2,432
Orange
2,272
Ubangi
2,153
Kasai
2,110
Limpopo
1,860
Okavango
1,820
Shebelle
1,808
Jubba
1,783
Blue Nile
1,641
Senegal
1,576
Kafue
1,500
Volta
1,480
Luvua
1,458
Vaal
1,450
Lomami
1,400
Chari
1,370
Benue
1,360
Sangha
1,310
Draa
1,287
Aruwimi
1,235
Tshuapa
1,230
Sankuru
1,200
Awash
1,200
Ogooué
1,200
Salamat
1,200
Yobe
1,182
Shire
1,175
Kwango
1,160
Komoé
1,150
Loange
1,120
Gambia
Length (km)
River
1,120
Luangwa
1,068
Sanaga
1,064
Lukenie
1,050
Bandama
1,050
Bani
1,050
Cunene
1,016
Lukuga
1,014
Tana
1,001
Sobat
970
Molopo
966
Mbomou
965
Cuanza
965
Kwilu
965
Logone
955
Rahad
937
Oti
920
Cuito
900
Lulua
885
Ewaso Ng'iro
885
White Volta
882
Kotto
880
Wamba
870
Dinder
870
Tshikapa
861
Cavally
858
Dawa
840
Sassandra
835
Komati
818
Tonj
805
Atbarah
800
Bahr al Arab
760
Omo
760
Ruvuma
Length (km)
River
755
Kutulo
750
Great Ruaha
745
Rufiji
740
Lopori
740
Nossob
740
Save
735
Saoura
733
Cheliff
731
Cuando
730
Great Fish
730
Lol
725
Chiumbe
725
N'Zi
720
Dja
716
Bahr el Ghazal
715
Bagoé
715
Fafen
714
Mangoky
705
Likouala-aux-Herbes
705
Lulonga
700
Kouilou
695
Mareb
690
Kabompo
690
Nugaal
690
Nyong
690
Sak
690
Ulindi
687
Gestro
680
Ngounié
676
Ouham
675
Falémé
675
Lau
675
Sankarani
9 Comments
+3
Level 70
Nov 21, 2022
Terminology Used:

River: A body of water bearing the same name for its course

River system: A system which consists of at least two rivers. There are, however, requirements for this:

A river system has been assumed if it has

1. its source in a lake which is fed by a river of another name (e.g. Shire -> Lake Malawi -> Ruhuhu)

2. its source at the confluence of two rivers, then following the longer stem (e.g. Nile, then following the White Nile stem)

This in return means, that a longer tributary joining the main river later somewhere along its way is NOT considered a river system (e.g. Luvua stem - Congo)

(1/2)

+3
Level 70
Nov 21, 2022
(2/2)

N.B. A lot of this data might be flawed. Most lengths seem quite rounded and it’s highly possible they don’t depict the true length. In case of severe differences, the length has been broadly remeasured using Google Maps, and the more credible length has been taken. In some cases, the entire length had to be measured using Google Maps.

For the purposes of this quiz series, we consider dry or half-dry rivers equal to perennial rivers, and their length shows length during flood times. The quiz is not including eternally dry rivers like the Yellow Nile.

All headwaters included can be found in quiz stats.

Stay tuned, Asia is coming next!

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Level 85
Nov 21, 2022
Great work!
+1
Level 79
Nov 21, 2022
this is really good, excited for Asia
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Level 90
Nov 22, 2022
It's great but FFS can't even nominate the bloody quiz.
+3
Level 70
Nov 23, 2022
I wish the answer limit for quizzes we can nominate was set to 100 rather than 99. 100 is just such a nice, round number for quizzes.
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Level 60
Dec 27, 2022
i agree
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Level 70
Nov 23, 2022
I love these river quizzes! Can't wait for Asia :)
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Level 75
Apr 6, 2023
Never heard of the lol river.