Solimões River

Solimões River

Portuguese  Rio Solimões 
 the section of the upper Amazon River in Amazonas estado (state), northwestern Brazil. The Solimões flows from the Brazilian-Peruvian border on the west to its confluence with the Negro River near Manaus. The junction is known as the “meeting of waters,” where the muddy, brown-coloured Solimões waters meet the black Negro waters to form the Amazon River. Islands covered with tropical rainforest separate the maze of channels that constitute the river. The Solimões River flows for about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) through a floodplain about 50 miles (80 km) wide.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Solimôes Superiore — • A prefecture Apostolic in the State of Amazonas, Brazil, erected by a decree of the Sacred Congregation of Consistory, 23 May, 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Solimoes Superiore     Solimôes Superiore …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Solimões — is the name often given to early stretches of the Amazon River from the border of Brazil and Peru to its confluence with the Rio Negro.Further upstream from the order the name of the river seems to depend on the speaker. Brazilians may either… …   Wikipedia

  • Solimões — [sō̂΄li moins′] the upper Amazon, between the Peruvian border & the Negro River …   English World dictionary

  • Solimões — geographical name the upper Amazon, Brazil, from Peruvian border to the mouth of Negro River …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Solimões — So•li•mões port. [[t]ˌsɔ lɪˈmɔ̃ɪ̃s[/t]] n. geg the upper Amazon in Brazil, from the Negro River to the border of Peru …   From formal English to slang

  • Japurá River — River, northwestern South America. It rises as the Caquetá River in the Cordillera Central of the Andes Mountains in southwestern Colombia. Afterward it flows through southeastern Colombia and is joined by the Apaporis River at the Brazilian… …   Universalium

  • Purus River — River, northwest central South America. It rises in Peru and flows generally northeast through the rainforests of Peru and Brazil in one of the world s most meandering courses. In Brazil it joins the stretch of the Amazon River upstream from… …   Universalium

  • Juruá River — ▪ river, South America Portuguese  Rio Juruá,  Spanish  Río Yuruá         river that rises in the highlands east of the Ucayali River in east central Peru. It flows northward through Acre state, Brazil. Entering Amazonas state, Brazil, it… …   Universalium

  • Amazon River — Portuguese Rio Amazonas River, northern South America. It is the largest river in the world in volume and area of drainage basin, and only the Nile River of northeastern Africa exceeds it in length. It originates within 100 mi (160 km) of the… …   Universalium

  • Negro River — I River, central Uruguay. It rises in the southern highlands of Brazil. Flowing southwest across Uruguay, it is dammed at the Rincón del Bonete Reservoir, the largest artificial lake in South America, with an area of roughly 4,000 sq mi (10,400… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

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