Peakbagger.com
Jump to Map of List PeaksMethod: Clean | Average | OptimisticShow List using U.S. Units (Feet)

Largest-Area Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 750,000 square kilometers

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascents
8.Yukon861,461Denali6190United StatesAlaska-Yukon Ranges254
16.Danube799,041Piz Bernina4049SwitzerlandAlps43
5.Amazon5,954,977Nevado Yerupaj√°6617PeruAndes4
6.Parana2,644,925Nevado de Cachi6380ArgentinaAndes2
9.Orinoco984,503Ritacuba Blanco5410ColombiaAndes17
21.Lena2,469,126Pik BAM3072RussiaBaikal Area Ranges0
26.Tocantins772,662Chapada dos Veadeiros-Pico 16601660BrazilBrazilian Highlands0
2.Indus1,006,625K28614Pakistan/ChinaCentral Asia Ranges15
10.Jubba804,395Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Africa Mountains45
11.Nile3,120,127Mount Stanley5109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Africa Mountains39
12.Congo3,710,814Volcan Karisimbi4519Congo DRC/RwandaEast Africa Mountains12
25.Murray1,067,522Mount Kosciuszko2228AustraliaGreat Dividing Range288
1.Ganges1,645,637Mount Everest8849China/NepalHimalaya62
24.Amur2,060,295Paektu-san2744China/North KoreaKorea-Amur Area4
13.Ob3,023,973Gora Belukha4506Russia/KazakhstanMongolia Ranges4
19.Yenisey2,588,752Gora Ak-Oyuk3604RussiaMongolia Ranges0
27.St. Lawrence1,342,160Mount Marcy1629United StatesNorth America Plains2190
14.Mississippi3,237,325Mount Elbert4399United StatesRocky Mountains1694
17.Mackenzie1,801,938Mount Columbia3741CanadaRocky Mountains32
18.Nelson1,089,692Mount Forbes3617CanadaRocky Mountains6
20.Orange983,780Thabana Ntlenyana3482LesothoSouthern Africa29
23.Zambezi1,391,359Sapitwa Peak3002MalawiSouthern Africa23
3.Yangtze1,745,204Gongga Shan7556ChinaTibet and Central China2
4.Mekong803,785Kawagebo6740ChinaTibet and Central China0
7.Huang He835,345Amnye Maqen6282ChinaTibet and Central China0
22.Niger2,165,404Mont Oku3011CameroonWest Africa Mountains3
15.Shatt-al-Arab907,730Zard Kuh4221IranZagros Mountains2

Front Runners List: Click to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using Peakbagger.com.

Compare Climbers: Click to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.


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.

 


Map Showing Location of Peaks

 = Peak with Rank #1 on List;   = Other Peaks

Click on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.

Click Here for a Full Screen Map


This page has been served 683333 times since 2004-11-01.



Copyright © 1987-2021 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service