Pará River

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View of the Pará River in Brazil.

The Pará River (Portuguese: Rio Pará) runs for approximately 40 miles, around the west and south of the island of Marajó. It takes most of its waters from the Tocantins River flowing from the south. Belém, the state capital of Pará, is located near the south bank of the river.

Some researchers believe that the Pará River would not exist. In fact, it could be considered as a branch (southern channel) of the Amazon River. This assertion seems to be misleading since recent studies[1] have shown the small contribution of the waters of the Amazon River to the formation of the Pará river.


  1. ^ Callède, Jacques (2010). "Les apports en eau de l'Amazone à l'Océan Atlantique". Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD).

Coordinates: 1°43′43″S 49°10′34″W / 1.72871°S 49.1762°W / -1.72871; -49.1762