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Kourou (river)

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Main source  Amazon Rainforest
Basin size  2,000 km (770 sq mi)
Mouth  Atlantic Ocean
River mouth  Atlantic Ocean
Length  112 km
Country  French Guiana
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Discharge  Average rate: 3,000 m/s (110,000 cu ft/s)

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.

Map of Kourou River, French Guiana

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.

References

Kourou (river) Wikipedia


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