Japura River Facts
- When it flows in Colombia, the river is called the Caqueta River.
- In Brazil, the river can be navigated by small boats.
- The Japura flows into the Amazon River through a network of channels.
- The river is home to a massive range of fish and reptiles, including electric eels, catfish, turtles, caimans and piranhas.
- The American composer Philip Glass named a piece of music after the river. Lsiten to it by playing the video below
Japura River Fact File
Countries: Brazil, Colombia
Length: Approximately 2820 km (1752 miles)
Source: Andes, southwest Colombia
Mouth: Amazon River
What next? Check out some more river facts by visiting our rivers resources page.