How long is the Mississippi River?

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GEOGRAPHY QUESTION #1248

How long is the Mississippi River?

3,778 km

Explanation

The Mississippi River is a river system made up by the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers that flow into each other. The River is 3,778 km long and runs through the US before flowing into the Mexican Gulf some 160 km from New Orleans. The word 'Mississippi' comes from Native American and means 'big river'.

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