Madre de Dios River

Madre de Dios River

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The Madre de Dios River, homonymous to the Peruvian region it runs through, then becomes the Beni River in Bolivia and then turns northward into Brazil, where it is called the Madeira River. The Madeira is a tributary to the Amazon River.

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, Manu National Park (also known as Manu 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.

External links

* [ Madre de Dios Watershed] at NASA Earth Observatory
* [ Stroud Water Research Center Project in Madre de Dios, Peru]

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См. также в других словарях:

  • Madre de Dios River — River, southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. It rises in the easternmost range of the Andes Mountains, in Peru, and flows east to the Bolivian border. There it turns northeast and crosses the tropical rainforest of northwestern Bolivia,… …   Universalium

  • Madre de Dios Region —   Region   Madre de Dios River, Puerto Maldonado …   Wikipedia

  • Madre de Dios (Fluss) — Madre de Dios (spanisch: „Mutter Gottes“) ist ein Fluss im Südosten Perus, der das gleichnamige Departamento durchfließt. Der Madre de Dios entspringt in der Cordillera de Carabaya und mündet nach 1.130 km in den Río Beni in Bolivien. Der Rio… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Madre de Dios — The name Madre de Dios is a fairly common Spanish language designation for the Virgin Mary, literally meaning mother of God . It can refer to:* A old exclamation in Spanish speaking countries. It has decreased as time has gone on and the American …   Wikipedia

  • Madre de Dios — [mä′dre de dyō̂s′] river in SE Peru & N Bolivia, flowing east into the Beni: c. 700 mi (1,127 km) …   English World dictionary

  • Madre de Dios — Ma•dre de Dios [[t]ˈmɑ ðrɛ ðɛ ˈdyɔs[/t]] n. geg a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 mi. (1450 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Madre de Dios — /mah dhrdde dhe dyaws / a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 mi. (1450 km) long. * * * …   Universalium

  • Madre de Dios — /mah dhrdde dhe dyaws / a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 mi. (1450 km) long …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madre de Dios — geographical name river about 700 miles (1126 kilometers) rising in SE Peru & flowing E into the Beni in Brazil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Madre de Dios — /ˌmadrə də ˈdiɒs/ (say .mahdruh duh deeos) noun a river in north eastern South America, rising in the south east of Peru and flowing north east to the Beni in Bolivia. 965 km …   Australian English dictionary

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