Negro River UPSC NOTE

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Archaeologists and residents gather around rock paintings at the Ponta das Lajes archaeological site, in a rural area of Manaus, Brazil, on Saturday. The archaeological site was exposed following a drought in the Negro River, unveiling rock paintings that, according to archaeologists, date back between 1,000 and 2,000 years.

Ponta das Lajes 

  • Ponta das Lajes is a beach located in the city of Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. 

  • The beach is at the tip of the island of São Vicente, where the Negro and Solimões rivers meet.

  • The beach is known for its natural beauty, with its crystal clear waters and white sands. 

  • Despite its lack of infrastructure, Ponta das Lajes is a popular destination for Manaus residents and tourists. 

  • The beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.


  • Manaus is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. 

  • It is located at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers, which form the Amazon River. Manaus is the seventh largest city in Brazil and the most populous city in the Amazon rainforest.

  • The Negro River, also known as the Guainía River in its upper reaches.

  • It is the largest left tributary of the Amazon River

  • It is the largest blackwater river in the world.

  • One of the world's ten largest rivers by average discharge.

  • The Negro River originates in the Vaupés River in Colombia.

  • The Negro River is approximately 2,250 km.

  • Its drainage basin covers an area of over 1.4 million square kilometers .

Negro River 


Ponta das Lajes 

Ponta das Lajes location 



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Negro River UPSC NOTE
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