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Paraná River Running from Brazil to Argentina

22.4S 52.9W

December 18th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Brazil - December 18th, 2011

The Paraná River (running parallel to left edge) is a river in south Central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometres (3,030 mi). It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers.

It merges first with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata (partially visible at the lower left edge of the full image) and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The stretch of the Paraná River in Brazil appears very wide due to the reservoir created by the Engineer Sérgio Motta Dam.

Also of note is the city of São Paulo, appearing as a tan area near the coast in the upper right quadrant of the image. The water of the Atlantic Ocean near the city appears white due to sun glint.

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