The Uraricoera River (Uraricuera) is a river of Roraima state in northern Brazil. The confluence of the Uraricoera and Takutu Rivers forms the Branco River.

Uraricoera River
Uraricoera River is located in Brazil
Uraricoera River
Uraricoera River (Brazil)
Location
CountryBrazil
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
confluence with Takutu River, Roraima, Brazil
 ⁃ coordinates
3°01′50″N 60°29′23″W / 3.030453°N 60.489600°W / 3.030453; -60.489600Coordinates: 3°01′50″N 60°29′23″W / 3.030453°N 60.489600°W / 3.030453; -60.489600
Basin features
River systemBranco River

BasinEdit

The river drains the Guayanan Highlands moist forests ecoregion.[1] Part of the river's basin is in the Roraima National Forest.[2] The Maracá Ecological Station was established by presidential decree on 2 June 1981. The station consists of the island of Maracá between the Santa Rosa and Maracá branches of the Uraricoera River in the municipality of Boa Vista, Roraima, with an area of 101,312 hectares (250,350 acres).[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sears, Robin, South America: Southern Venezuela, northern Brazil, western Guyana, and eastern Colombia (NT0124), WWF: World Wildlife Fund, retrieved 2017-04-01
  2. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Floresta Nacional de Roraima (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-19
  3. ^ Presidência da República (2 June 1981), DECRETO Nº 86.061, DE 2 DE JUNHO DE 1981. Cria Estações Ecológicas, e dá outras providências., retrieved 2016-04-16