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Confluence of the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers, Argentina – December 10th, 2010

December 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Argentina and Uruguay - December 6th, 2010

The Rio de la Plata estuary appears tan with sediments from the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers. The Uruguay River flows southward from the top center of the image, while the Paraná flows southward from the top left, then curves to the east before its confluence with the Uruguay.

Where the two rivers meet, they form the Rio de la Plata, which passes by the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires (visible as a grey area on the lower banks) and the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo (visible as a grey area on the upper banks, further east). The latter is best observed in the full image.

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