Rio Negro (Amazon)

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Negro River (Río Negro)
Guainía River
Rio Negro sunset.jpg
Sunset ower the Rio Negro, upstream frae Manaus
Kintras Brazil, Colombie, Venezuela
 - left Branco River (an mony smawer rivers)
 - right Vaupés River (an mony smawer rivers)
Soorce heichlands o Colombie
 - location Guainía Depairtment, Amazon region, Colombie
Mooth Amazon River
 - location Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil
 - coordinates 3°08′00″S 59°54′30″W / 3.13333°S 59.90833°W / -3.13333; -59.90833Coordinates: 3°08′00″S 59°54′30″W / 3.13333°S 59.90833°W / -3.13333; -59.90833
Lenth 2,250 km (1,400 mi) [1]
Basin 691,000 km2 (267,000 sq mi)
Discharge for mooth
 - average 28,000 m3/s (988,800 cu ft/s) [2]
Cairt shawin the Rio Negro in the Amazon Basin

The Rio Negro (Portuguese: Rio Negro [ˈʁi.u nɛɡɾu]; Spaingie: Río Negro [ˈri.o ˈneɣɾo] "Black River") is the lairgest left tributary o the Amazon, the lairgest blackwatter river in the warld, an ane o the warld's ten lairgest rivers in average discharge.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ziesler, R.; Ardizzone, G.D. (1979). "Amazon River System". The Inland waters of Latin America. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 92-5-000780-9. Archived frae the oreeginal on 8 November 2014. 
  2. Seyler, Patrick; Laurence Maurice-Bourgoin; Jean Loup Guyot. "Hydrological Control on the Temporal Variability of Trace Element Concentration in the Amazon River and its Main Tributaries". Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM). Retrieved 24 July 2010.