Itapecuru River

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Itapecuru River
Itapecuru River is located in Brazil
Itapecuru River
Native name Rio Itapecuru
Country Brazil
Basin features
River mouth Baía de São José
2°46′43″S 44°09′25″W / 2.778510°S 44.157059°W / -2.778510; -44.157059Coordinates: 2°46′43″S 44°09′25″W / 2.778510°S 44.157059°W / -2.778510; -44.157059

The Itapecuru River (Portuguese: Rio Itapecuru) is a river in the Maranhão state of northern Brazil.


The Itapecuru originates in the southern part of the state, in the Serra do Itapecuru, which rises to 660 metres (2,170 ft), and flows northward to empty into the Baía de São José. It is an important source of water for twenty cities in Maranhão including São Luís. Some of the headwaters of the river are protected by the 437,000 hectares (1,080,000 acres) Mirador State Park, created in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ PES de Mirador (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-08-04