The Marañón River (Spanish:Río Marañón, IPA:[ˈri.o maɾaˈɲon]) is the principal or mainstem source of the Amazon River, arising about 160km to the northeast of Lima, Peru, and flowing through a deeply eroded Andean valley in a northwesterly direction, along the eastern base of the Cordillera of the Andes, as far as 5 degrees 36' southern latitude; from where it makes a great bend to the northeast, and cuts through the jungle Andes, until at the Pongo de Manseriche it flows into the flat Amazon basin. Although historically, the term "Marañon River" often was applied to the river all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, nowadays the Marañon River is generally thought to end at the confluence with the Ucayali River, after which most cartographers label the ensuing waterway the Amazon River.
Marañón River as the source of the Amazon
The Marañon River was considered the source of the Amazon River starting with the 1707 map published by Padre Samuel Fritz, who indicated the great river “has its source on the southern shore of a lake that is called Lauricocha, near Huánuco." Fritz’ reasoning was based on the fact that the Marañon River is the largest river branch one encounters when journeying upstream, something clearly evident on his map. For most of the 18th–19th centuries and into the 20th century, the Marañon River was generally considered the source of the Amazon. The Marañon River continues to claim the title of the "mainstem source" or "hydrological source" of the Amazon due to its contribution of the highest annual discharge rates, a distinction similar to the Mississippi's "source" at/near Lake Itasca in Minnesota and the Nile's "source" at/near Lake Tana on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.
Bagua, Peru – In this isolated jungle region some 1,200km north of the Peruvian capital, hundreds of people are still homeless after a huge earthquake last November triggered landslides and flooding. Communities along the turbulent Utcubamba and Maranon rivers lost everything. their homes, livelihoods, schools and health centres ... .
Night Shyamalan on the main international jury ...Shyamalan was selected as jury president in October last year. A three-person jury for the Encounters section consists of Chiara Maranon, director of content at film platform Mubi; UK artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers; and Swiss filmmaker Silvan Zurcher ... .
Manseriche is a 7,550MW hydro power project. It is planned on Maranon river/basin in Loreto, Peru. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2031 ...Description ... The gross head of the project will be 161m ... Methodology ... ....
A woman sells fish at the open-air market in Nauta on the MaranonRiver in Peru... The young teacher was invited to Valles’ family home in Nauta, a lively river port in the Peruvian Amazon ... Marlon Ashanga navigates his canoe, powered with a small outboard motor, along the Itaya River, an Amazon tributary defining his Belen neighborhood.
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The concession covers part of Achuar territory along the Morona River and the Huituyacu and Huasaga branches of the Pastaza River (Fig ...Block 64 in relation to the Maranon and Pastaza rivers in LoretaProvince, northern Peru ... A map of Block 64, shown with the Situche Complex and the Huitoyacu River Complex and nearby leads and prospects.
The whole idea is to create an ambiance.” ... To this end, there are films that celebrate lush and thriving ecosystems around the world — such as Confuir, with its gorgeous footage of the Rio Maranon in Peru, the headwaters of the vast AmazonRiver — as well as inspiring portraits of activism and resistance that provide a blueprint for vital action.
BOONE — On your marks, get set, maranon!. Boone’s Cultural Resources Department is putting on the inaugural Jimmy SmithMaranon (a non-marathon) and Street Party on Sept ... The maranon will be a loop around Jimmy Smith Park on RiversStreet, a total of 333 feet, and the winner will be determined from a drawing of participants’ names that day.
“The [indigenous] communities in the [Corrientes, Maranon, Pastaza and Tigre river] basins in Loreto have been damaged by oil operations for the last 45 years,” stated the ACODECOSPAT, FECONACO, FEDIQUEP and OPIKAFPE indigenous federations earlier this year.