The Apure River is a river of western Venezuela, in the north of South America, formed by the confluence of the Sarare and Uribante at 6° 45' N. lat. and 71° W. long. in the Colombian Andes, and flowing eastward across the Venezuelan llanos, into western Venezuela at San Cristobal, flows through Apure province including San Fernando before joining the Orinoco River by six branches at Cabruta on the Brazilian border, at about 7° 40' N. lat. and 66° 45' W. long. Its drainage area includes the slopes of both the Colombian and Venezuelan Andes. It has a sluggish course across the llanos for about 300 miles, and is navigable throughout its length. Its principal tributaries are the Caparro, Portuguesa and Guarico on the north, and the Caucagua on the south. Its lateral channels on the south mingle with those of the Arauca for many miles, forming an extensive district subject to annual inundations. ...more on Wikipedia about "Apure River"
The Rio Branco is the principal affluent of the Rio Negro from the north; it is enriched by many streams from the sierras which separate Venezuela and Guyana from Brazil. Its two upper main tributaries are the Urariquira and the Takutu. The latter almost links its sources with those of the Essequibo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Branco River"
The Caroní River is a major river of the Orinoco basin in South America, having its source in South Eastern Venezuela, in the Guiana Highlands. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caroní River (Venezuela)"
The Cuyuni River is a river in northern Guyana and eastern Venezuela, in places it serves as the boarder between the two countries. The Kamaria Hydroelectric Power site is located on the Cuyuni River in Guyana, the river is also a source of alluvial gold. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cuyuni River"
The Mazaruni River is a river in northern Guyana, running from its source in the remote western forests to its confluence with the Cuyuni River near Bartica. The river is a source of alluvial gold. A few miles west of Bartica, there was an unsuccessful attempt to establish a hard-rock gold mine in 1888. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mazaruni River"
With a length of 2,141 km, the Orinoco is one of the largest rivers of South America. It flows through Venezuela, having its source in the Cerro Delgado Chalbaud, in the Parima range, on the Brazilian frontier, and from there making a wide arc, first flowing southwest, then west, north and finally northeast, into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Paria. ...more on Wikipedia about "Orinoco"
Rio Negro ( Portuguese: Rio Negro, Spanish: Río Negro), the largest left tributary of the Amazon and the largest blackwater river in the world, has its sources along the watershed between the Orinoco and the Amazon basins, and also connects with the Orinoco by way of the Casiquiare canal. Its main affluent is Vaupés, which disputes with the headwaters of the Guaviare branch of the Orinoco the drainage of the eastern slope of the Andes of Colombia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rio Negro" www.shortopedia.com, there's no better way.
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