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Jurua River Passing Eirunepé, Brazil

6.6S 69.8W

December 11th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Brazil - December 10th, 2010

This APM image shows a segment of the Juruá River, a tributary of the Amazon, crossing the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Many bends can be observed in the river’s course at it meanders its way to the northeast.

The slightly darker green patch north of the river along the right edge is the city of Eirunepé, in the southwest part of Amazonas, about 1,150 kilometers a straight line from Manaus and 2,417 kilometers by river, one of the cities furthest from its state capital.