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.
“It’s a pygmy marmoset. the world’s smallest monkey,” Neycer grinned ... Set at the Amazon river’s head and flanked by its Ucayali and Maranon tributaries, Pacaya-Samiria is accessible only by boat ... .
Wadson Trujillo said the passengers, including citizens of Germany, Great Britain, Spain and France as well as Peru, set off along the MaranonRiver at 1.45 p.m ... Wadson Trujillo said the passengers, including citizens of Germany, Great Britain, Spain and France as well as Peru, set off along the Maranon River at 1.45 p.m.
Wadson Trujillo said the passengers, including citizens of Germany, Great Britain, Spain and France as well as Peru, set off along the MaranonRiver at 1.45 p.m ... Trujillo said oil spills in 2014 and again in September this year “have caused much damage” to people who depend on fish from the river as a significant part of their diet ... .
The travellers had been detained overnight by local tribesmen as a protest to demand government attention to complaints of oil pollution.They were said to be safe and well last night.Tribal leader Wadson Trujillo said the passengers, including citizens of Germany, Great Britain, ...
... local river, according to local media ... The chief of the indigenous group, WatsonTrujillo, said all the tourists had departed along the MaranonRiver just after midday on Friday onboard the vessel named Eduardo 11, which had been held since the day before by residents of Cuninico.
Indigenous people in Peru's Amazon have detained a group of foreign and Peruvian tourists travelling on a river boat to protest the lack of government aid following an oil spill in the area, local media have reported ...The government and police did not comment on the incident, which took place on a tributary of the Maranon river.
Trujillo said his group wanted to put pressure on the government to send a delegation to assess the environmental damage from the September 16 spill of 2,500 tons of crude oil into the Cuninico river ...The government and police did not comment on the incident, which took place on a tributary of the Maranon river.
According to local reports by TV Peru Noticias, indigenous Cuninico people took control of the Maranon river in the Urarinas, northern Peru, in a demonstration over an oil leak in the area on 16 September... block passage to boats on the river until they received government support.
The government said in a statement communities were blocking the large Maranon river, a key tributary of the Amazon, which was preventing officials from taking water samples and distributing medicines to the affected indigenous communities ... the first to flow directly onto a river.
Blocking a river in the Amazon. Indigenous activists in Peru on Wednesday blockaded the MaranonRiver in a protest over the spilling of 2,500 barrels of oil in the Amazon rain forest, Reuters reported. The Maranon is the main tributary of the enormous Amazon River and a key regional transport hub. .
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 ... .