Aguapeí River (São Paulo)

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Aguapeí River
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Native nameRio Aguapeí  (Portuguese)
Location
Country Brazil
Physical characteristics
Source 
  location São Paulo state
Mouth  
  coordinates
21°03′03″S51°46′01″W / 21.050759°S 51.766927°W / -21.050759; -51.766927 Coordinates: 21°03′03″S51°46′01″W / 21.050759°S 51.766927°W / -21.050759; -51.766927
Basin features
River system Paraná River

The Aguapeí River (Portuguese : Rio Aguapeí) is a river of São Paulo state in southeastern Brazil. It is a left tributary of the Paraná River.

Portuguese language Romance language that originated in Portugal

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The lower reaches of the Aguapeí River flow through the Aguapeí State Park, created in 1998, which is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) upstream from the point where the Aguapeí the Paraná River. The park contains large areas of floodplain, and is flooded in the rainy season when the Aguapeí overflows its banks. [1] The mouth of the river is protected by the 8,885 hectares (21,960 acres) Mouth of the Aguapeí Private Natural Heritage Reserve, created in 2010. [2]

Aguapeí State Park

The Aguapeí State Park is a state park in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It protects an area of floodplain in the Atlantic Forest biome, home to many water birds.

Paraná River river in South America

The Paraná River is a river in south Central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometres (3,030 mi). It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers. The name Paraná is an abbreviation of the phrase "para rehe onáva", which comes from the Tupi language and means "like the sea". It merges first with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

Mouth of the Aguapeí Private Natural Heritage Reserve

The Mouth of the Aguapeí Private Natural Heritage Reserve is a private natural heritage reserve in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It protects an area of marshland known as the "Pantanal of São Paulo" where the Aguapeí River enters the Paraná River.

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References

  1. PES do Aguapeí – ISA, Características.
  2. Covas 2013, p. 49.

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