Iriri River

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Iriri
River
Country Brazil
Tributaries
 - left Curuá River, Catete River, Chiché River, Ipiranga River
 - right Novo River, Carajarí River, Xinxim River
Mouth Xingu River
 - location Pará, Brazil
Length 1,300 km (808 mi)
The Amazon Basin with Iriri River highlighted


The Iriri River (Portuguese: Rio Iriri) is a large tributary of the Xingu River in Brazil, in the state of Pará. It is 1,300 km (810 mi) long making it the 116th longest river in the world (with Krishna River, India) and the 15th longest in the Amazon Basin. The headwaters are the traditional home of the Panará people.

The Iriri River is rich in fish, including many species found only here and in the Xingu. Large sections remain unexplored due to its remoteness in a region surrounded by Amazonian rainforest, and sections with strong current and cataracts.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bleher, H. (2009). Rio Iriri biotope, Brazil. Practical Fishkeeping. Retrieved 26 May 2014

Coordinates: 3°49′00″S 52°36′20″W / 3.81667°S 52.6056°W / -3.81667; -52.6056