England is the largest administrative unit in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In it, on an area of 133, 3 square kilometers, according to 2011 data, more than 53 million people live. On the same area, 25 large rivers flow, the length of which varies.
The five longest rivers in England
In the first place of this rating is the Severn with a length of 354 kilometers. This river originates from the eastern slope of Plinlimmon (Wales), after which it heads in a northeast direction, where some parts of it pour out into rather large waterfalls. The Severn then flows east to the Shrewsbury Valley, where it spreads over a kilometer and a half, after which it changes directions first to the southeast and southwest to the forests of Worcester and the Plains of Gloucester. The Severn flows into the Bay of Bristol.
The second longest English river is the famous Thames, flowing in the south of the country, with a length of 346 kilometers. The mouth of the river is located in the Cotswold Upland, it flows through the capital of the country and empties into the North Sea. How many kilometers wide is the Thames flood near London? About 250 meters.
This river has caused trouble for the residents of the city many times, abundantly overflowing and flooding London streets, but still the real English love the Thames as a symbol of the country.
Trent, with 297 kilometers, is the third longest river in England. It originates in the south-west of the country in the Penine Mountains of Staffordshire, then Trent flows through several large English counties - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the famous, thanks to the breed of small dogs, Yorkshire.
The fourth and fifth rivers in this rating are Great Ouse (230 kilometers) and Wye (215 kilometers long). The Great Ouse is the country's main waterway and belongs to the North Sea basin. The British also call this river "the old western river" or simply "ouz". The Wye runs along the natural border of England and Wales, into the Welsh mountains and empties into the Severn estuary.
Estuary is a funnel-shaped mouth of a river, which expands towards the sea. It is formed as a result of the washing away of the sediments brought by the river by the sea, and can also have a considerable depth.
Smaller rivers in England
The top ten longest waterways in the country are closed by Tay (188 kilometers), Spey and Clyde (172 kilometers each), Tweed (155 kilometers) and Nin (148 kilometers).
The rest of the country's rivers are Eden (145 km), Dee (140 km), two different Avons originating in Bristol and Workwickshire (137 and 136 km), Tim (130 km), Don (129 km), Bann (122 km), Rable (120 km), Tyne (118 km), Eyre (114 km), Tees and Midway (113 km each), little Dees and Don (112 km each), Mersey (110 km).
These are all the largest rivers in the country, which are of considerable length. Of course, in England, as in any other large state, there are very small kilometer-long rivers, which are tributaries of larger ones. But it is very difficult to list all of them, and besides, the British themselves cannot know about all of them.