Correction for the length of The Mississippi River
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How long is 6,259 kilometers?
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as long as The Mississippi River
The length of The Mississippi River is about 3,766 kilometers.
(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 3,766 km. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.