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Two ocean cargo ships anchored on the Rio Negro river. In the background 100m high rises and the skyline of Manaus. The Amazon river and its numerous tributaries form the largest fluvial system of the world, and the river is second in length only to the Nile. The Amazon is fed by rivers originating in three different areas: from the Andes in the west (Madeira, Japurá, Javari, Jurvá and Purus), from the Brazilian Highlands in the south (Tapajós, Xingu, and Tocantins) and from Venezuela and the Guyanas in the north (Negro, Branco, Jari and Trombetas). It cuts through the Amazon Basin as it flows from the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic OceanoDois transatlânticos ancorados no Rio Negro. Ao fundo aparecem arranhacéus e a linha do horizonte de Manaus. O Rio Amazonas e seus numerosos tributários formam o maior sistema fluvial do mundo enquanto que o rio é o segundo em extensão, depois do Rio Nilo. O Amazonas é alimentado por rios originários de três áreas diferentes: dos Andes ao oeste (Madeira, Japurá, Javari, Juruá e Purus), da região montanhosa brasileira ao sul (Tapajós, Xingu e Tocantins) e da Venezuela e Guianas ao norte (Negro, Branco, Jari, Trombetas). O rio corta a Bacia Amazónica à medida em que flui dos Andes peruanos para o Oceano Atlântico.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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