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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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From the Amazon alone flows about 20 percent of the world's fresh water that pours directly into the oceans. With greater than 200 tributaries joining it at some point along its journey, it has more water than any of the world's rivers. Because of the large volume of water that flows into the Atlantic at the mouth of the Amazon, both the tint and the salt content of the ocean is affected for about 200 miles.

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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.

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    Where does the Amazon River start and end?

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    The Amazon River begins in the Peruvian Andes and flows east until it ends at the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second longest river after the Nile and flows through the countries of Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana and Ecuador.

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    Where is the Amazon located?

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    The Amazon River basin covers parts of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela, totalling about 40 percent of South America. The Amazon River itself runs west to east from Iquitos in Peru, across Brazil and to the Atlantic Ocean.

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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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