Río Naranjo (Guatemala)

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Río Naranjo
Country Guatemala
Physical characteristics
Main source Guatemala (San Marcos)
2,300 m (7,500 ft)
14°58′10″N 91°46′01″W / 14.96933°N 91.76700°W / 14.96933; -91.76700 (Source of the Río Naranjo)
River mouth Pacific Ocean
0 m (0 ft)
14°30′31″N 92°11′07″W / 14.508563°N 92.185335°W / 14.508563; -92.185335 (Mouth of the Río Naranjo)Coordinates: 14°30′31″N 92°11′07″W / 14.508563°N 92.185335°W / 14.508563; -92.185335 (Mouth of the Río Naranjo)
Length 105 km (65 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    20.7 m3/s (730 cu ft/s) (Coatepeque)

The Río Naranjo is a river in south-west Guatemala. Its sources are located in the Sierra Madre in the western department of San Marcos. From there it flows past the town Coatepeque in the department of Quetzaltenango through the coastal plains of Retalhuleu into the Pacific Ocean.

The Naranjo river basin covers a territory of 1,273 square kilometres (492 sq mi)[1] and has a population of approximately 272,611 people [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INSIVUMEH. "Principales ríos de Guatemala". 
  2. ^ Jeffrey Rivera & Claudio Castañon (2008). "Studies of Climatic Change with adaptation emphasis: Guatemala" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)