Rio Grande

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Map of the Río Grande/Río Bravo (del Norte)
View of the Río Grande near Albuquerque

The Río Grande, or Río Bravo (del Norte), is a river in the United States and Mexico. The name "Río Grande" means "great river" in Spanish. In Mexico, it is known as "Río Bravo" or "Río Bravo del Norte"; and the Spanish word "bravo" has many meanings, including "brave", "courageous", "rough" or "wild", and "Norte" means "North". The source of the Río Grande is in the San Juan Mountains of the Rocky Mountains range in Colorado. It flows through the U.S. states of Colorado and New Mexico, and Texas, and forms the border between Texas and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. The Río Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

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