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Largest-Area Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 750,000 square kilometers

Showing Duane Gilliland's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 27, or 11.11%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascent Date
1.Mississippi3,240,794Mount Elbert4399United StatesRocky Mountains1994-09-09
2.Yukon852,151Denali6190United StatesAlaska-Yukon Ranges2004-06-25
3.St. Lawrence1,301,249Mount Marcy1629United StatesNorth America Plains2005-09-01
 Ganges1,645,637Mount Everest8848China/NepalHimalaya 
 Indus1,006,625K28614China/PakistanCentral Asia Ranges 
 Yangtze1,745,204Gongga Shan7556ChinaTibet and Central China 
 Mekong803,785Kawagebo6740ChinaTibet and Central China 
 Amazon6,067,151Nevado Yerupaj√°6617PeruAndes 
 Parana2,664,486Nevado de Cachi6380ArgentinaAndes 
 Huang He835,345Amnye Maqen6282ChinaTibet and Central China 
 Orinoco979,653Ritacuba Blanco5410ColombiaAndes 
 Jubba804,395Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Africa Mountains 
 Nile3,120,127Mount Stanley5109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Africa Mountains 
 Congo3,710,814Volcan Karisimbi4519Rwanda/Congo DRCEast Africa Mountains 
 Ob3,023,973Gora Belukha4506Kazakhstan/RussiaMongolia Ranges 
 Shatt-al-Arab907,730Zard Kuh4221IranZagros Mountains 
 Danube799,041Piz Bernina4049SwitzerlandAlps 
 Mackenzie1,778,099Mount Columbia3741CanadaRocky Mountains 
 Nelson1,074,557Mount Forbes3617CanadaRocky Mountains 
 Yenisey2,588,752Gora Ak-Oyuk3604RussiaMongolia Ranges 
 Orange983,780Thabana Ntlenyana3482LesothoSouthern Africa 
 Lena2,469,126Pik BAM3072RussiaBaikal Area Ranges 
 Niger2,165,404Mont Oku3011CameroonWest Africa Mountains 
 Zambezi1,391,359Sapitwa Peak3002MalawiSouthern Africa 
 Amur2,060,295Paektu-san2744North Korea/ChinaKorea-Amur Area 
 Murray1,067,522Mount Kosciuszko2228AustraliaGreat Dividing Range 
 Tocantins765,821Chapada dos Veadeiros-Pico 16911691BrazilBrazilian Highlands 

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List Description

This list shows the 27 largest primary river basins in the world by area, all of which are over 750,000 square kilometers. Only basins of rivers that empty into the ocean are included--excluded are tributary basins of rivers that flow into other rivers, and internal drainage basins then end in a internal sea or dry depression. For example, the Missouri River Basin is not here, since the Missouri flows into the Mississippi; and the basin of the Caspian Sea or Volga River are not here, either, since they never flow into an ocean.

Of course, there are many unlisted river basins here with higher peaks than many of the peaks on this list. But those peaks are not in a large basin.


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