Juruena River

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Juruena
River
Juruena River 2009.jpg
Country Brazil
Tributaries
 - left Vermelho River, Juína-Mirim River, Camararé River, Juína River
 - right São Tomé River, São João da Barra River, Arinos River, Do Sangue River, Papagaio River
Source
 - location Parecis plateau, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Mouth Tapajós River
 - location AmazonasMato Grosso border, Brazil
Amazon Basin with the Juruena River highlighted


The Juruena River (Portuguese: Rio Juruena) is a 1,240 km (770 mi) long river in west-central Brazil, in the state of Mato Grosso. For the last 190 km (120 mi) of its lower part the river becomes the border between the states Mato Grosso and Amazonas. It finally joins the Teles Pires river to form the Tapajós river, which is one of the biggest tributaries to the Amazon River.

The river is the site of the Juruena National Park as well as the Salto Augusto Falls. Juruena National Park was created on June 5, 2006, and covers 19,000 km2 (7,300 sq mi).

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Coordinates: 7°21′01″S 58°08′18″W / 7.35028°S 58.1383°W / -7.35028; -58.1383