Canumã River

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Canumã River
Sucunduri River
Country Brazil
Tributaries
 - left Mapiá Grande River
 - right Pacová River
Source confluence of the Acari and Sucunduri Rivers
 - location Amazonas, Brazil
Mouth Madeira River
 - location Amazonas, Brazil
 - coordinates 3°59′39″S 59°05′44″W / 3.99417°S 59.09556°W / -3.99417; -59.09556Coordinates: 3°59′39″S 59°05′44″W / 3.99417°S 59.09556°W / -3.99417; -59.09556
Length 900 km (559 mi) [1]

Canumã River (Portuguese: Rio Canumã) is a river in the Amazonas state in north-western Brazil. It is located east of the Madeira River and runs roughly parallel to it. It flows into the Paraná Urariá shortly before merging into the Madeira River (the short channel between Canumã River/Paraná Urariá and the Madeira River is known as the Paraná do Canumã). Through the Paraná Urariá it is also connected to several other smaller rivers and ultimately Paraná do Ramos, which is a side channel of the Amazon River itself. The Canumã has its source at the confluence of the Acari and Sucunduri Rivers. The latter and Canumã can be considered as the upper and lower sections of a single river, in which case it is known as the Canumã-Sucunduri.

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  1. ^ 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.