Profiles of the World's Great Rivers

Rivers have always been an essential part of human culture. Even in ancient times, we traveled on them, and built cities along them. We sing about rivers, they nourish us, inspire and refresh us. Rivers of LIfe has put together some profiles to help you get to know some of the greatest, most important rivers in the world. 

Click on a river name to learn more about that river, its history, and the people that depend on it.

River Location
Amazon South America
Zambezi Africa
Yangtze China
Thames Great Britain
Mississippi United States

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