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River (Brazil) Negro - People, Music, Business, Technology, Politics, Fiction

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Important N tributary of the Amazon, N Brazil; rises in SE Colombia, flows generally SE through the Amazon tropical rainforest, joining the Amazon 18 km/11 mi below Manaus; length c.2250 km/1400 mi; a major transport channel, connected to the Orinoco R via the Casiquiare Canal; contains numerous islands; up to 32 km/20 mi wide above Manaus, narrows to 2·5 km/1½ mi at its mouth.

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