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Río de la Plata
River Plate, La Plata River
River
Rio de la Plata BA 2.JPG
NASA photo of the Río de la Plata looking from northwest to southeast. Buenos Aires is visible on the right side near the Paraná River delta. River sediments turn the water brown to the vicinity of Montevideo, visible on the left coast.
Name oreegin: Spainyie, "river o siller"
Kintras Argentina, Uruguay
Tributaries
 - left Uruguay River, San Juan River, Santa Lucía River
 - right Paraná River, Luján River, Salado River
Ceeties La Plata, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, San Fernando, San Isidro, Vicente López, Avellaneda, Quilmes, Berazategui, Hudson, Punta Lara, Atalaya, San Clemente del Tuyú, Ciudad del Plata, Ciudad de la Costa, Colonia del Sacramento
Soorce confluence o Paraná an Uruguay Rivers
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 34°0′5″S 58°23′37″W / 34.00139°S 58.39361°W / -34.00139; -58.39361 [1]
Mooth Atlantic Ocean
 - location Argentine Sea, Argentinae & Uruguay
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 35°40′S 55°47′W / 35.667°S 55.783°W / -35.667; -55.783Coordinates: 35°40′S 55°47′W / 35.667°S 55.783°W / -35.667; -55.783 [2]
Lenth 290 km (180 mi) [3] 4,876 km including the Paraná
Weenth 220 km (137 mi) [4]
Basin 3,170,000 km2 (1,224,000 sq mi) [5]
Dischairge for mouth
 - average 22,000 m3/s (777,000 cu ft/s) [3]
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Cairt o the La Plata Basin, shawin the Río de la Plata at the mooths o the Paraná an Uruguay rivers, near Buenos Aires.
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Cairt o the Río de la Plata, shawin ceeties in Argentinae an Uruguay.

The Río de la Plata (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈri.o ðe la ˈplata], River of Silver) is the estuary formed bi the confluence o the Uruguay an the Paraná rivers.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Río Paraná Guazú at GEOnet Names Server (main distributary of the Río Paraná)
  2. "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 7 Februar 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Río de la Plata". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  4. Fossati, Monica; Ismael Piedra-Cueva. "Salinity Simulations of the Rio de la Plata" (PDF). International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  5. Raúl A. Guerrero; et al. (Juin 1997). "Physical oceanography of the Río de la Plata Estuary, Argentina". Continental Shelf Research. 17 (7): 727–742. doi:10.1016/S0278-4343(96)00061-1.