A river of east-central Peru and western Brazil flowing about 3,380 km (2,100 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River.
(place) River in South America, flowing from E Peru through NW Brazil into the Amazon: c. 2,000 mi (3,219 km)
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The rivers forming this system are the Maranon from Puerto Limon to Tabatinga on the Brazilian frontier (484 m.), the Japura, Putumayo, Javary, Napo, Tigre, Huallaga, Ucayali, Pachitea, Jurua, Purus, Acre, Curaray and Aguarico all navigable over parts of their courses for steamers of 4 to 8 f t.
The inclusion of the upper waters of the Brazilian rivers Jurua, Purus and Acre is pro forma only, as they are wholly under Brazilian jurisdiction.