Branco River

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This article is about the river in Roraima, Brazil. For other rivers with the same name, see Branco River (disambiguation).
Branco River
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Branco River in Boa Vista city, Roraima state, Brazil. The Macuxi Bridge, 1.2 km (0.75 mi) long,[1] can be seen in the background.
Country Brazil
Mouth Rio Negro
 - coordinates 1°23′38″S 61°50′46″W / 1.39389°S 61.84611°W / -1.39389; -61.84611Coordinates: 1°23′38″S 61°50′46″W / 1.39389°S 61.84611°W / -1.39389; -61.84611
Length 560 km (348 mi) [2]
The Branco River is a tributary of the Rio Negro (highlighted on map)

The Branco River (Portuguese: Rio Branco; Engl: White River) is the principal affluent of the Rio Negro from the north. It is enriched by many streams from the Tepui highlands which separate Venezuela and Guyana from Brazil. Its two upper main tributaries are the Uraricoera and the Takutu.[3] The latter almost links its sources with those of the Essequibo.

The Branco flows nearly south, and finds its way into the Negro through several channels and a chain of lagoons similar to those of the latter river. It is 350 miles (560 km) long, up to its Uraricoera confluence. It has numerous islands, and, 235 miles (378 km) above its mouth, it is broken by a bad series of rapids.



  1. ^ UOL. Turismo em Boa Vista. Access on Feb 17 2012.
  2. ^ Ziesler, R.; Ardizzone, G.D. (1979). "Amazon River System". The Inland waters of Latin America. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 92-5-000780-9. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of the Branco or Parimé River and of the Caratirimani Uararicapará Majari, Tacutú and Mahú Rivers". World Digital Library. Retrieved 27 April 2013.