Paraguay River

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Paraguay River
Rio Paraguai, Río Paraguay
Rio Paraguay.jpg
View of Paraguay River near Asunción
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Map of the Río de la Plata Basin, showing the Paraguay River in highlight.
Location
Countries
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationParecis plateau, Mato Grosso, Brazil
MouthParaná River
 - locationArgentina, Paraguay
 - coordinates27°18′S 58°38′W / 27.300°S 58.633°W / -27.300; -58.633[1]
 - elevation50 m (160 ft)
Length2,695 km (1,675 mi)[2]
Basin size1,120,154 km2 (432,494 sq mi)[5] 1,095,000 km2 (423,000 sq mi)[6]
Discharge 
 - locationConfluence of Parana
 - average5,493.005 m3/s (193,983.6 cu ft/s)[3]

4,550 m3/s (161,000 cu ft/s)

189 km3/a (6,000 m3/s)[4]
Discharge 
 - locationPuerto Bermejo
 - average(Period of data: 1971-2010)4,696 m3/s (165,800 cu ft/s)[5]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftRio Negro, Miranda River, Cuiabá River, Apa River, Tebicuary River
 - rightJauru River, Pilcomayo River, Bermejo River

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 miles) 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 Varis, Olli; Tortajada, Cecilia; Biswas, Asit K. (2008). Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes. Springer. p. 271. ISBN 9783540749264.
  3. "Rivers Network". 2020.
  4. "Transboundary River Basin Overview – La Plata" (PDF).
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Balance hídrico en la Cuenca del Plata". Archived from the original on 2021-10-19. Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  6. Pantanal and the Upper Paraguay Basin, Paraguay river basin response to seasonal rainfall