Argentina's water bodies include many lakes, rivers, and lagoons. Most rivers that crisscross the country originate in the Andes range and eventually empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Gulfs and bays pocket the coasts, while lakes and lagoons dot the countryside and fill mountaintop craters.
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Bodies of Water
The Tapajós is a significant river in Brazil that runs through the Amazon Rainforest and is a major tributary of the Amazon River. The union of the Juruena and Teles Pires rivers forms it. The Tapajós Basin is the fifth-largest tributary basin in the Amazon.
The Tocantins River is the central fluvial artery of Brazil. The Araguaia River is also one of Brazil's major rivers and is almost equal in volume at its confluence with the Tocantins. The Araguaia-Tocantins watershed, in terms of energy production, is the second-largest in Brazil.
Todos os Santos Bay, or All Saints Bay, is a sheltered bay of the Atlantic Ocean and the principal bay of the Brazilian state of Bahia, to which it gave its name. It sits on the eastern coast of Brazil, surrounding part of Bahia's seaport capital, Salvador.
The Uruguay River is a major river in South America. Its headwaters originate in Brazil's coastal range. The river forms parts of the boundaries of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina before eventually joining the Paraná River to form the Río de la Plata estuary.
Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile's first, comprises some of the most sensational scenery in the Lakes Region: the emerald Lake Todos Los Santos, the thundering turquoise waters of the Petrohué Waterfalls and the imposing peaks of the area's three major volcanoes.volcanoes.