- Jari River
or Jary RiverRiver, northern Brazil.It flows southeast for about 350 mi (560 km) to join the Amazon River at Bôca do Jari. The Jari forms the border between Pará and Amapá states, and its lower course is navigable. Since the late 1960s the river's valley has been the focus of large-scale development for lumber production.
* * *also spelled Jaryriver, northern Brazil, rising on the southern slopes of the Tumuc-Humac Mountains and flowing in a generally southeasterly direction for about 350 miles (560 km) to join the Amazon River at Bôca do Jari, opposite Grande de Gurupá Island. The Jari forms the border between Pará and Amapá estados (states), and its lower course is navigable. An American entrepreneur, Daniel Ludwig (Ludwig, Daniel Keith), began large-scale development of the Jari River valley in the late 1960s to exploit its potential for lumber production. As part of the development project, in the late 1970s the Japanese built a floating cellulose factory on the Jari River. After the project ran into financial difficulties in the early 1980s, it was taken over by Brazilian investors backed by the government.
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