Teles Pires

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The Teles Pires (Portuguese: Rio São Manuel) is a 1370 km [1] long river in Brasil.

The river flows through the state of Mato Grosso and its lower part is border between states Mato Grosso and Pará. At its mouth it joins Juruena River and together they form the Tapajós, which is one of the biggest tributaries of the Amazon River

The most important settlement along the river is Alta Floresta.


  1. ^ R. Ziesler, G.D. Ardizzone: Las aguas continentales de America Latina. FAO publication of 1979.

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Coordinates: 7°21′01″S 58°08′18″W / 7.35021°S 58.1383°W / -7.35021; -58.1383