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Madre de Dios River

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Length  655 km
Countries  Peru, Bolivia
Mouth  Beni River
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- location  Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru
- average  6,400 m/s (226,014 cu ft/s)

The Madre de Dios River ([ˈmaðɾe ðe ðjos]), homonymous to the Peruvian region it runs through, flows into the Beni River in Bolivia, which then turns northward into Brazil, where it joins with the Mamore River to become the Madeira River. The Madeira is a tributary to the Amazon River.


Map of Rio Madre De Dios

The Madre de Dios is an important waterway for the department of Madre de Dios, particularly Puerto Maldonado, the largest town in the area, and the capital of the department. Mango farming and gold mining are among the many industries on its beaches. Other important industries the Madre de Dios provides are selective logging and farming, both of which are serious environmental problems. Along the length of the river there are several national parks and reserves, notably Tambopata-Candamo National Park, Manú National Park (also known as Manú Biosphere Reserve) and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park.


The Madre de Dios serves as the largest watershed in the area, as part of the vast Amazon River watershed. The river's main tributaries include the Chivile, Azul, Blanco, Los Amigos, Manú, Inambari, Tambopata and Colorado rivers.


Madre de Dios River Wikipedia

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