Paraguay River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coordinates: 27°18′S 58°38′W / 27.3°S 58.633°W / -27.3; -58.633
Paraguay River
Rio Paraguay, Río Paraguay
River
Rio Paraguay.jpg
View of Paraguay River near Asunción
Countries Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia
Tributaries
 - left Negro River, Miranda River, Apa River
 - right Jauru River, Pilcomayo River, Bermejo River
Mouth Paraná River
 - elevation 50 m (164 ft)
 - coordinates 27°18′S 58°38′W / 27.3°S 58.633°W / -27.3; -58.633 [1]
Length 2,621 km (1,629 mi) [2]
Basin 365,592 km² (141,156 sq mi) [2]
Discharge
 - average 2,700 /s (95,000 cu ft/s) [2]
Map of the Rio de la Plata Basin, showing the Paraguay River joining the Paraná River near Resistencia and Corrientes, south of Asunción.
Map of the Rio de la Plata Basin, showing the Paraguay River joining the Paraná River near Resistencia and Corrientes, south of Asunción.

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.[2] 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 | change source]

  1. Río Paraguay at GEOnet Names Server
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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.