Amazon River


River in South America with headwaters in northern Peru. It flows across northern Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean.

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The world's second-longest river, after the Nile, it flows nearly four thousand miles and carries more water than any other river in the world.

notes for Amazon River

It was named after the Amazons, legendary female warriors.

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