Araguari River (Amapá)
The Araguari River (Portuguese: Rio Araguari River) is the primary river of Amapá state in north-eastern Brazil. It became famous among surfers when some decided to ride its constant tidal bore, characterizing waves that can last for several minutes.
|Native name||Rio Araguari (Portuguese)|
|⁃ location||Amapá state|
|Length||560 kilometres (350 mi)|
|Basin size||42,712 square kilometres (16,491 sq mi)|
|⁃ left||Mutum River, Falsino River|
The river flows through the Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests ecoregion. The river defines the western boundary of the 460,353 hectares (1,137,560 acres) Amapá National Forest, a sustainable use conservation unit created in 1989.
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