| Amazon Rainforest|
2,000 km (770 sq mi)
| Atlantic Ocean|
| Average rate:
3,000 m/s (110,000 cu ft/s)|Kourou (river) Wikipedia
The Kourou is a 112 km long river in French Guiana. The town of Kourou is located at its estuary, which is generally used as a pleasure port.
Like the river Amazon, it has brown, muddy waters due to sediments picked up from the forest. A great many different fish species live in the river, and are used in the local diet.
Like many Guyanaise rivers, it is polluted by mercury, as a result of clandestine gold mining.