- Central highlands is the origin for most of the rivers in Asia.
- Major rivers that flow towards the north and drain into the Arctic Ocean are Ob, Yenise and Lena. These rivers remain frozen during winter.
- South Asia has many perennial rivers (e.g.) Brahmaputra, Indus, Ganga and Irrawaddy. They originate from the high snow-covered mountains that do not freeze during winter.
- Rivers in West Asia: Euphrates and Tigris.
- Rivers flowing in the south and southeastern parts of Asia are The Amur, Huang He, Yangtze and Mekong. The longest river in Asia: Yangtze
Major Rivers of Asia:
|1||Yangtze||Tibetan plateau||East China sea|
|2||Hung Ho||Tibetan plateau||Gulf of Pohai|
|3||Mekong||Tibetan plateau||South China Sea|
|4||Yenisey||Tannuala Mountain||Arctic Ocean|
|5||Ob||Altai Mountain||Gulf of Ob|
|6||Brahmaputra||Himalayas||Bay of Bengal|
|8||Amur||Confluence of Shika and Argun river||Tatar Strait|
|9||Ganges||Himalayas||Bay of Bengal|
|10||Irrawaddy||North Myanmar||Bay of Bengal|