Pajeú River

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Pajeú River
Serra-Talhada-Rio-Pajeú.jpg
Pajeú River in Serra Talhada
Basin features
River mouth São Francisco River
Basin size 16,685.63 km2 (6,442.36 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 353 km (219 mi)
Jazigo Dam and the river
The river in Ingazeira

The Pajeú River is a tributary of the São Francisco River in the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil. The Pajeú originates on the Borborema Plateau, and flows 353 kilometres (219 mi) southwest to join the São Francisco. It has a total watershed of 16,685.63 square kilometres (6,442.36 sq mi), which represents 16.97% of the total area of the state of Pernambuco. It is the largest tributary of the São Francisco.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the river is of Tupi origin, and means "river of the witchdoctor".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "O tal do rio Pajeú que despeja no São Francisco" (in Portuguese). Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil: Comitê da Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio São Francisco. 2014. Retrieved 2015-02-13.