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Juruá River Running Through Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

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April 25th, 2013 Category: Rivers

Brazil – April 25th, 2013

Some populated areas can be seen near the banks of rivers running through the Amazon Rainforest in the Brazilian states of Acre (below) and Amazonas (above). Near the left edge in the upper left quadrant is the municipality of Cruzeiro do Sul, on the banks of the Juruá River.

The Juruá is a southern affluent river of the Amazon River west of the Purus River, sharing with this the bottom of the immense inland Amazon depression, and having all the characteristics of the Purus as regards curvature, sluggishness and general features of the low, half-flooded forest country it traverses. It rises among the Ucayali highlands, and is navigable and unobstructed for a distance of 1133 miles (1823 km) above its junction with the Amazon. It has a total length of approximately 1500 miles (2414 km), and is one of the longest tributaries of the Amazon.

Jurua River Passing Eirunepé, Brazil

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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.