|Rio Paraguay, Río Paraguay|
View of Paraguay River near Asunción
|Countries||Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia|
|- left||Negro River, Miranda River, Apa River|
|- right||Jauru River, Pilcomayo River, Bermejo River|
|- elevation||50 m (164 ft)|
|Length||2,621 km (1,629 mi) |
|Basin||365,592 km² (141,156 sq mi) |
|- average||2,700 m³/s (95,000 cu ft/s) |
The Paraguay River is a major river in south central South America. It goes through Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina. It is about 2,621 kilometres (1,629 mi) long. It starts in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. It ends when it joins the Paraná River north of Corrientes. The biggest city on the river is Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay, which is located at its meeting with the Putumayo River.
References[change | edit source]
- Río Paraguay at GEOnet Names Server
- Varis, Olli; Tortajada, Cecilia; Biswas, Asit K. (2008). Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes. Springer. p. 271. ISBN 9783540749264. http://books.google.com/books?id=Z3ilzosWx4wC&pg=PA271.