Tigre River

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Tigre River
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Amazon Basin with Tigre River in the far west
Country Ecuador, Peru
Physical characteristics
Sourceconfluence of Cunambo and Pintoyacu rivers
Mouth Marañón River
4°29′7″S74°3′59″W / 4.48528°S 74.06639°W / -4.48528; -74.06639 Coordinates: 4°29′7″S74°3′59″W / 4.48528°S 74.06639°W / -4.48528; -74.06639
Length760 km (470 mi) [1]
Basin size45,073 km2 (17,403 sq mi) [2]
  locationConfluence of Marañón (near mouth)
  average2,716.4 m3/s (85.72 km3/a) 3,279 m3/s (115,800 cu ft/s) [3]
Basin features
  left Corrientes

The Tigre River (Spanish pronunciation:  [ˈtiɣɾe] ) is a Peruvian tributary of the Marañón River west of the Nanay River. It is navigable for 125 mi (201 km) from its confluence with the Marañón. It forms from the confluence of the Ecuadorian rivers Cunambo and Pintoyacu at the Peruvian border. Like the Nanay, it flows entirely on the plains. Its mouth is 42 mi (68 km) west of the junction of the Ucayali River with the Marañón. Continuing west from the Tigre along the Marañón River we have the Parinari, Chambira, and Nucuray, all short lowland streams, resembling the Nanay in character. Tigre is Spanish for "tiger" the vernacular name in the region for the Jaguar .

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