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Brazos River
Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake, Palo Pinto County, Texas.jpg
Brazos River downstream of Possum Kingdom Lake, Palo Pinto County, Texas
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Brazos River watershed
Country United States
State Texas
Physical characteristics
Main source Llano Estacado
River mouth Gulf of Mexico
Brazoria County, Texas
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Length 1,352 km (840 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 116,000 km2 (45,000 sq mi)

The Brazos River ( BRAZ-əs), called the Río de los Brazos de Dios (translated as "The River of the Arms of God") by early Spanish explorers, is the 11th-longest river in the United States at 1,280 miles (2,060 km). Its source is at the head of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico with a 45,000-square-mile (116,000 km2) drainage basin.

It is one of Texas' largest rivers,.

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