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Where does the Amazon River start?

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The Amazon River starts in the Nevado Mismi region of the Andes Mountains in Peru. It is the biggest river in the world terms of volume of water discharged. It is also the second longest river after the Nile in Africa, with a total length of 6,992 kilometers.

The Amazon River flows from west to east through Peru, Guyana, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Columbia and Brazil. Its mouth is in the Atlantic Ocean. The width of the Amazon ranges from 1.6 to 10 kilometers in some places. The Amazon River basin covers as much as 40 percent of the South American mainland. About 20 percent of the Earth’s fresh water entering the oceans comes from the Amazon River.

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    How deep is the Amazon River?

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    The average depth of the Brazil section of the Amazon River is about 150 feet, with maximum depths reaching about 300 feet. In the section of the river between Manacapuru and Óbidos, the depth ranges between 66 and 85 feet.

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    How long is the Amazon River?

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    The Amazon River is approximately 4,000 miles, or 6,400 kilometers, long. It can get as wide as almost 120 miles, or 190 kilometers, during the rainy season. The river runs through the South American countries of Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.

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    What countries does the Amazon River go through?

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    The Amazon River flows through the countries of Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil. The Amazon River spans over 4,000 miles and has a width of up to 120 miles during the wet season. The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world.

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    Where does the Amazon River end?

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    The Amazon River, which has its beginnings in the South American country of Peru, ends by pouring into the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil, near the city of Macapa. The river is about 4,000 miles long.

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