• 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:
S. No.
1YangtzeTibetan plateauEast China sea
2Hung HoTibetan plateauGulf of Pohai
3MekongTibetan plateauSouth China Sea
4YeniseyTannuala MountainArctic Ocean
5ObAltai MountainGulf of Ob
6BrahmaputraHimalayasBay of Bengal
7IndusHimalayasArabian sea
8AmurConfluence of Shika and Argun riverTatar Strait
9GangesHimalayasBay of Bengal
10IrrawaddyNorth MyanmarBay of Bengal