Bermejo River


Bermejo River
River, northern Argentina.

Rising on the Bolivian frontier, it flows southeast 650 mi (1,045 km) into the Paraguay River on the border of Paraguay and Argentina. The abundant silt it carries in suspension is the source of its name (bermejo, "reddish"). It is navigable for small craft along its central course, known as the Teuco River.

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Spanish  Río Bermejo,  

      western tributary of the Paraguay River, south-central South America. It rises near Tarija, Bolivia and, after a rapid plunge to the Chaco lowlands at the border with Argentina, receives the major tributaries Grande de Tarija and San Francisco. It then meanders southeastward in shifting channels past Embarcación, El Pintado, and Presidencia Roca to join the Paraguay River opposite Pilar, Paraguay. It extends some 650 miles (1,046 km). Much silt is carried in suspension by the river, thus originating its name (bermejo, “reddish colour”). The Bermejo forms the border between Formosa and Chaco provinces, Argentina. It is navigable for small craft along its central course, which is usually referred to as the Teuco River.

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