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The Solimões River is actually the Amazon River, which has this name from where it enters the Brazilian territory until its meeting with the Negro River, in the famous "Meeting of Waters" shown in the picture. It springs from Peruvian lands, where it receives many other denominations for its different parts: Carhuasanta, Lloqueta, Apurímac, Ene, Tambo, and Ucayali. This last one, after meeting with the Marañón River, starts to be called Amazon River until the border with Brazil, where it is then called Solimões River. Summing up, the Amazon River springs from Peru and has different names since its spring in the Andes until Manaus, and from there on is called only by its most known name: Amazon River.

The rivers with muddy waters, as the Solimões (shown in the foreground), originate in mountainous regions, dragging great ammounts of materials in suspension, garanteeing a brownish color.

More information about the Negro River in the previous picture!


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