To gain knowledge about the drainage system of South America refer to this map of South America rivers which is given with map. These maps will help you to gain knowledge about the drainage system of the continent. It is a large continent with 14 countries and Pacific ocean and the Atlantic ocean.
Map of South America Rivers Labeled
With the help of a labeled map of South American rivers, you can understand and locate the rivers flowing in the regions. As in the given map, you can see the rivers covering which area of the continent. The dissymmetry of the continent also affects its rivers.
The 4 major rivers are the Amazon, Río de la Plata (Paraguay, Paraná, and Uruguay rivers), Orinoco, and São Francisco also they covers 2/3rd part of the coninents.
Map of South America Rivers
These maps will also help you to practice the rivers of the continent. Since it is a continent with a large population spread in 6,400 km thus, they are dependent on the source of water flowing inside the boundary of the country.
Amazon River is the longest river in South America and 2nd longest in the world and covers 4,000 miles merging into the Atlantic ocean. It has more than 1000 tributaries draining into 2/5 of the Continent.
Map of South America with Rivers
The second most important is the Paraguay, Paraná, and Uruguay rivers and emerging into Río de la Plata. Orinoco River is the third largest river on the continent with a length of 948,000 square km. By covering an area of 632,000 square km São Francisco River is the 4rth largest river. It flows totally inside the walls of Brazil.
South America Map Rivers
River helps the nation to build its social and economical terms. As you can see in the map small or big rivers are flowing all around the continent and providing them proper drainage system. Also fulfilling the necessities related to water. Rivers are used for the cheapest transportation, irrigation, and also hydroelectric power. Go through the maps to understand it in a proper and better way. You can also download these maps for your further practice and locating their areas.