What Are Some Major Bodies of Water in Brazil?

Some major bodies of water in Brazil are the Amazon River, Sao Francisco River, Lake Patos and Iguazu Falls. The Amazon River, which is 4,087 miles long, is the second-longest river in the world. Approximately 2,246 miles of the Amazon's length runs through Brazil.

The Sao Francisco River has a length of more than 1,000 miles and flows first northward and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Some other river systems are the Parana-Paraguai and the Tocantins-Araguaia systems.

Beside having large rivers, Brazil also has other bodies of water. Some of these include Lagoa dos Patos, Itatinga Falls and Iguazu Falls. While Lagoa dos Patos has an area of approximately 3,900 square miles, the Iguazu Falls vary in height from 200 to 269 feet.