Madre de Dios River

Madre de Dios River
River, southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia.

It rises in the easternmost range of the Andes Mountains, in Peru, and flows east to the Bolivian border. There it turns northeast and crosses the tropical rainforest of northwestern Bolivia, joining the Beni River after a course of more than 700 mi (1,100 km). A tributary of the Amazon River, it is navigable in its upper course and again below the Peru-Bolivia border.

* * *

Spanish  Río Madre De Dios,  

      headwater tributary of the Amazon in southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. It flows from the Cordillera de Carabaya, easternmost range of the Andes, in Peru, and meanders generally eastward past Puerto Maldonado to the Bolivian border. There it turns northeastward and crosses the remote tropical rain forest of northwestern Bolivia. It joins the Beni River at Riberalta in Bolivia after a course of more than 700 miles (1,100 km). Numerous tributaries, including the Manu, Colorado Arana, Pariamanu, and Tambopata, flow into the main river, the upper course of which can be navigated by small craft. Below the rapids at Puerto Heath, on the Peru-Bolivia border, the Madre de Dios again becomes an important transportation artery. Rubber is gathered from the dense tropical rain forest along the river's banks. The basin is sparsely settled and in parts of the upper course is uninhabited.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Madre de Dios River — Infobox River river name = Madre de Dios image size = caption = Madre de Dios near Boca Manu town origin = mouth = basin countries = Peru length = convert|655|km|mi elevation m = elevation = mouth elevation m = mouth elevation = discharge m3/s =… …   Wikipedia

  • Madre de Dios Region —   Region   Madre de Dios River, Puerto Maldonado …   Wikipedia

  • Madre de Dios (Fluss) — Madre de Dios (spanisch: „Mutter Gottes“) ist ein Fluss im Südosten Perus, der das gleichnamige Departamento durchfließt. Der Madre de Dios entspringt in der Cordillera de Carabaya und mündet nach 1.130 km in den Río Beni in Bolivien. Der Rio… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Madre de Dios — The name Madre de Dios is a fairly common Spanish language designation for the Virgin Mary, literally meaning mother of God . It can refer to:* A old exclamation in Spanish speaking countries. It has decreased as time has gone on and the American …   Wikipedia

  • Madre de Dios — [mä′dre de dyō̂s′] river in SE Peru & N Bolivia, flowing east into the Beni: c. 700 mi (1,127 km) …   English World dictionary

  • Madre de Dios — Ma•dre de Dios [[t]ˈmɑ ðrɛ ðɛ ˈdyɔs[/t]] n. geg a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 mi. (1450 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Madre de Dios — /mah dhrdde dhe dyaws / a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 mi. (1450 km) long. * * * …   Universalium

  • Madre de Dios — /mah dhrdde dhe dyaws / a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 mi. (1450 km) long …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madre de Dios — geographical name river about 700 miles (1126 kilometers) rising in SE Peru & flowing E into the Beni in Brazil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Madre de Dios — /ˌmadrə də ˈdiɒs/ (say .mahdruh duh deeos) noun a river in north eastern South America, rising in the south east of Peru and flowing north east to the Beni in Bolivia. 965 km …   Australian-English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”