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100 Longest Rivers in Europe - with a Map

With the help of the map, name the 100 longest rivers and river systems on the European continent!
Main source: Wikipedia. Further terminology in comments.
Rivers in the Eurasian steppe may appear shorter because of meandering
The Akhtuba (537 km) has been excluded due to its status as distributary of the Volga
Quiz by Gassu
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Last updated: April 9, 2022
First submittedSeptember 13, 2019
Times taken33,478
Average score17.0%
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Length
European River
3,530 km
Volga
2,857 km
Danube
2,428 km
Ural
2,201 km
Dnieper
1,967 km
Kama
1,870 km
Don
1,809 km
Pechora
1,685 km
Northern Dvina -
Sukhona
1,504 km
Oka
1,430 km
Belaya
1,362 km
Dniester
1,314 km
Vyatka
1,233 km
Rhine
1,130 km
Vychegda
1,130 km
Desna
1,094 km
Elbe
1,053 km
Donets
1,047 km
Vistula
1,020 km
Daugava
1,010 km
Neva - Volkhov
1,007 km
Tagus
1,006 km
Loire
992 km
Sava
979 km
Khopyor
966 km
Mezen
966 km
Tisza
953 km
Prut
950 km
Meuse
918 km
Ufa
914 km
Neman
910 km
Ebro
906 km
Kuban
897 km
Douro
889 km
Vetluga
Length
European River
863 km
Manych - Kalaus
857 km
Southern Bug
854 km
Oder
852 km
Guadiana
841 km
Sura
812 km
Rhône
810 km
Bug
808 km
Warta
806 km
Vuoksi - Pielinen
802 km
Kuma
798 km
Sakmara
798 km
Sal
789 km
Mureș
779 km
Pinega
777 km
Seine
761 km
Pripyat
756 km
Göta - Klar
751 km
Weser - Werra
748 km
Seym
748 km
Medveditsa
717 km
Psel
710 km
Drava
686 km
Klyazma
680 km
Onega - Svid
678 km
Svir - Vodla
675 km
Great Irgiz
663 km
Usa
659 km
Horyn
657 km
Guadalquivir
656 km
Moksha
652 km
Po
650 km
Great Uzen
648 km
Sozh
Length
European River
647 km
Narva - Velikaya
647 km
Siret
638 km
Little Uzen
623 km
Terek
619 km
Glomma
615 km
Olt
613 km
Berezina
605 km
Vashka
602 km
Garonne
594 km
Samara
592 km
Chusovaya
575 km
Vaga
574 km
Luza
574 km
Yug
571 km
Ik
565 km
Tornio - Abiskojokk
554 km
Kymi
(Rautalammin route)
552 km
Kemi
549 km
Inhulets
549 km
Moselle
549 km
Ay
546 km
Kolva
542 km
Dal - Österdal
535 km
Dyoma
531 km
Izhma
531 km
Unzha - Kema
530 km
Lovat
525 km
Main
520 km
Voronezh
519 km
Inn
515 km
Maritsa
514 km
Marne
510 km
Neris
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2022
Terminology Used:

River: A body of water which has, according to the abovementioned source, no connection (arrow) to another.

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. Göta River -> Lake Vänern -> Klar River)

2. its source at the confluence of two rivers, then following the longer one (e.g. Weser -> Werra)

3. headwaters bearing the same name (e.g. Sava Dolinka -> Sava)

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. Volga -> Oka or Havel -> Spree)

An exception has been made for the Western Bug, which joins the Narew shortly before flowing into the Vistula. It would’ve otherwise been isolated from the remaining rivers.

Estuaries are included in river length (Elbe, Garonne, Southern Bug).

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Level ∞
Sep 13, 2019
Wow! Simply amazing.
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2019
Great quiz. Proper Geography! Only got a quarter of them but am learning - as I do from the best quizzes.
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2019
Wow!! Fantastic! Reminds me of how small Italian rivers are. How did you manage to make such a great map? Just an observation on the map: there are a couple of lakes but the biggest European lakes are missing. Any thoughts on a version with lakes, too?
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Level 71
Sep 14, 2019
Thanks a lot! That map got possible after the extension to 600 KB. The lakes represent mouths of rivers (that's why Lake Ladoga or Lake Constance, e.g.) are not shown. I haven't thought of a lake version yet, but maybe soon!
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Level 75
Sep 22, 2019
actually I meant how did you make the .svg? Assuming you didn't draw it yourself!
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2019
The countries were based on a picture; but the rivers were added without any help :)
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Level ∞
Sep 19, 2019
BTW, map in its current form is 198 KB. Could probably do it in less than 50 KB if needed.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
Very good quiz.
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Level 87
Sep 19, 2019
Great quiz, tough! Only got 10 and many I've never heard of. (Somehow 3.2% of takers get all 100, which I find very hard to believe, even considering the hardcore geography buffs we have here.)
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
Yea getting 60 is already damn impressive ( didnt get anywhere near that) unless you had already specifically focused on rivers, getting higher seems unlikely. Most of these arent basic knowledge.
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Level 85
Oct 4, 2021
Many of the quizzes on here that I get 100 on, it took me doing it 100+ times (world capitals for example)
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Level 53
Oct 22, 2021
cheaters with double tabs would not recognize the 5 points cutline because they always get 100 :p
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Level 84
Sep 19, 2019
Please allow Escaut for Schelde (and the English name seems to be Scheldt by the way).
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Level 81
Sep 19, 2019
I never saw the Swedish rivers without "älv" at the end, meaning river. Like "Ume älv". Considering you are omitting the "river" part, you should also accept the Finnish one without "joki". "Joki" = "river".
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Level 73
Sep 19, 2019
Great quiz! Just an observation: It seems that rivers from the southernmost part of Russia (e.g. Kuban, Terek) are missing completely, is there a reason for that?
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Level 81
Sep 20, 2019
Great quiz, really tough, a gateway to learning
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Level 87
Sep 20, 2019
Great quiz. Shame you can't hover the mouse over them at the end to try and learn which is which.
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Level 84
Sep 22, 2019
Agreed, it's useless for learning as it is.
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Level 78
Oct 25, 2019
Is this sarcastic or was the feature added later? You can hover over the names afterwards.
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2019
That problem got fixed thanks to user Stewart!
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Level 90
Sep 23, 2019
For anyone that's wondering, Iceland doesn't make the list as its longest river (Þjórsá) is 143 miles long. The shortest on the list is the Thames at 210 miles.
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Level 73
Sep 26, 2019
Can you please accept lalomita instead of Ialomița it is difficult to type on an English keyboard
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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2019
It's not the ț that is causing problems. You are most likely trying to type it starting with "L" instead of "I". Stupid sans serif fonts!
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Level 80
Sep 28, 2019
Wow, six stars!
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Level 55
Jul 3, 2020
Not 7?
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Level 36
Oct 2, 2019
Really hard but great at the same time! One suggestion though: you should accept Duero (Spanish) as well as Douro (English and Portuguese).
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Level 73
Oct 25, 2019
This is fantastic. Got 42 on the first try, so I'm definitely coming back and trying this again. Remembered a few that I hadn't thought about in a long time.
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Level 50
Oct 25, 2019
Please allow "Nistru" for Dniester. It's the Romanian name used in Moldova
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2019
Please accept the German name "Drau" for "Drava" because it flows through Austria as well and not just the Balkans.
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Level 62
Oct 25, 2019
I wish there were quizzes like this on every continent, this is amazing. I really appreciate it, thank you!
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Level 74
Oct 25, 2019
The Onega is not on the map
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2019
Please accept Moscow river for Moskva river
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Level 59
Oct 25, 2019
Thank you for a great quiz, I've been waiting for this!
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2019
Sweden should build a canal connecting all its rivers so this quiz would be easier.
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Level 63
Oct 26, 2019
The longest Slovak river Váh is 406 km long, yet not included in this quiz. Why?
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Level 67
Nov 9, 2019
Well, I got 6. Cool idea for quiz.
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Level 65
Jan 1, 2020
Eems for ems river? Thats how we write it in the Netherlands. Good quiz!
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Level 69
Jan 2, 2020
LOL, there's a river called "Prut"? That means fart in Danish..
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
Really? I noticed that one too, but in dutch it has slightly different meaning (well quite a few actually all with negative connotations, some for actual things others for abstract.

Sludge, gunk, any fowl indiscernible substance actually (like stuff from a clogged sink). (so not actual crap, cause you know what that is)

Abstract it can mean crap, shit (as in crappy weather, I did shit on my exam) stinks, bad, failure

We do have the verb pruttelen, which is mainly used for the sound of a coffeemachine, but could also be used for an engine or, if it is em ... a serial fart... ow and soup boiling.

Basicly anything that sounds like many fast blublublublbub

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Level 57
Nov 14, 2020
(laughs)
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2020
Shouldn't be here Berezina River too ?
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Level 57
Nov 14, 2020
Yeah
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
Fun how the most guessed is the shortest one on this list :)
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Level 53
Mar 31, 2020
keep up the good work, Gassu!
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Level 53
Apr 2, 2020
also pls do one for every continent
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Level 47
Apr 18, 2020
The Onega River is included, but is not shown on the map. Pls fix.
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2020
Second this comment. The Onega River was absent from the map.
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Level 51
Apr 25, 2020
Please accept Duero.
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Level 80
Apr 28, 2020
crazy .only got 21 but got 4 points.
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Level 80
Jun 5, 2020
I got 12 and 1 point. Without too much effort I could increase points significantly, then.
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2020
I got 15 but shouldve had 3 others. Not bad for someone thats never seen the continent.
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Level 82
Jul 13, 2020
The Onega river is still not shown on the map
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Level 55
Oct 12, 2020
Great quiz! I was confused for a second because it only accepted Douro (portuguese spelling) , but not Duero (spanish spelling. I think you shoul accept both, like you do with Tajo (spanish), Tejo (portuguese)

Otherwise, it is a really good quiz. Congrats!

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Level 40
Nov 10, 2020
great quiz, but the Onega River is not on the map.
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Level 58
Nov 13, 2020
Great quiz, but can you accept just Kemi for Kemijoki, because Kemijoki literally means Kemi river.
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Level 57
Nov 14, 2020
47/100 Not bad
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Level 64
Dec 7, 2020
Where is 403 km long Váh?
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Level 46
Dec 17, 2020
Great quiz. Please accept Pivdennyi Buh for Southern Bug and add Váh, Slovakia.
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Level 62
Feb 9, 2021
Love this quiz! Would love to see more for the other continents!
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Level 48
Feb 10, 2021
I wrote lalomita but it did not accept it
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Level 44
Nov 26, 2021
It's spelled with an 'i'. ialomita
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2021
Nice quiz, maybe accept White [river] for Belaya, since that is what it means in Russian :)
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Level ∞
Apr 9, 2022
The new map looks really good, @Gassu!
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2022
Thank you! It really was time for an update. I was frankly quite ashamed realizing how inaccurate the first version was. I like this version way better, even if it's more obscure because of more Russian rivers :)
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Level 77
Apr 10, 2022
Soooo many Russian rivers...
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2022
Awesome quiz. Only knew 13 though. Amazed at everyone's knowledge on this one.
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Level 92
Apr 10, 2022
Did the lengths of some of the rivers change? If not, why would this quiz require updating?
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2022
Not only the length. In fact 1/3 of rivers was newly added to make it more accurate! Previously, the cut-off was at 360 km, now it's at 510 km.
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Level 49
May 10, 2022
I only got two, and they were the most commonly guessed... :(
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Level 59
Jun 1, 2022
Wow! Excellent Quiz! I only got twenty on my first try.
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Level 57
Jun 1, 2022
Great quiz! This has definitely helped me to realise how little I know about rivers!
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Level 80
Jun 1, 2022
I'm up to 50 all thanks to this quiz. The next challenge: be able to ID each of those on the map rather than just remember words to type. :-)
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2022
That's an odd map projection. Iceland looks like Howard the Duck being reined in.
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Level 66
Jun 1, 2022
If you really squint, you still can't see it
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2022
This is a great quiz! I want to know my rivers better. Are there similar quizzes for other continents?
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2022
I'm glad you asked! I am working on a 100 river version for North America, and I hope to publish later this month!

More continents are scheduled to follow later

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Level 71
Jun 11, 2022
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Level 49
Jun 2, 2022
Thank you SO much for making this quiz! I've been trying to familiarize myself with rivers of the world, but I couldn't find any quizzes with a map
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Level 40
Oct 10, 2022
24th try. Very good quiz
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Level 53
Nov 2, 2022
So difficult to know all these Eastern rivers... But at least we French know Berezina !
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Level 67
Nov 28, 2022
this quiz taught me about Usa - the most impossible-to-search-for-on-Google river in the world.