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Japurá River (Colombia and Brazil)


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    • Caquetá River (Colombia and Brazil)
    • Río Caquetá (Colombia and Brazil)
    • Rio Japurá (Colombia and Brazil)
    • Rio Yapurá (Colombia and Brazil)
    • Yapurá River (Colombia and Brazil)
    • Yupurá River (Colombia and Brazil)
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    • found: Work cat.: 2003683898: Mapa de una parte del Rio Yapurá : comprehendida desde la boca del Caño de Avatiparána immediata al pueblo de Maripi hasta la boca del Rio Apaporis proxima al Salto de Cupati, 1788.
    • found: GEOnet, October 29, 2003(native: Japurá, Rio, name country code: BR, stm, 3⁰08ʹS 64⁰46ʹW, BR00; variant: Yapurá, Rio) under Brazil (native: Caquetá, Rio, name country code: CO, stm, 3⁰08ʹS 64⁰46ʹW, BR00) under Colombia (for both names, Caquetá or Japurá)
    • found: Col. gaz., 1962(Japurá River, W Amazonas, Brazil, called Caqueta River along its upper course in Colombia; from junction of Caquetá and Apaporis rivers at Brazil-Colombia line, it flows c. 400 mi. ESE to the Amazon above Tefé; total length (with Caquetá R.) probably c. 1,150 mi., although estimates range up to 1,700 mi.; navigable in Brazil; in its lower course it is linked to the Amazon by a network of channels forming lakes seasonally; sometimes spelled Yapurá or Yupurá; ref. from Yapurá River, Brazil. Caquetá River, S Colombia, upper course of Japurá River; the largest Colombian river, it rises in the Andes S of Páramo del Buey (Cauca dept.), flows ESE, along borders of Cauca, Putumayo, Caquetá, and Amazonas, through region of dense tropical forests across the equator, joining Apaporis River at the Brazil line, where it becomes the Japurá proper; length, c. 750 mi.; receives from left Orteguaza, Caguán, Yarí, and Miriti Paraná rivers; not naviagable)
    • found: Col. gaz., 1998(Caquetá, river, c. 1,750 mi/2,816 km long, SW Colombia; rising as the Caquetá in the Andes, flows SE into Brazil, where it is called the Japurá, and enters the Amazon through a network of channels, it is navigable by small boats in Brazil; ref. from Japurá, Colombia)
    • found: MW geog. dict.(Japurá, also Yapurá, river, NW South America; rises in SW Colombia, where it is known as the Caquetá, and flows SE across Brazilian border into Amazon River; ab. 1750 mi. (2816 km.) long; ref. from Caquetá)
    • found: GEOnetstream; 03°08ʹ00ʺS 064°46ʹ00ʺW
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    • 2003-10-29: new
    • 2011-06-07: revised
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