Bío Bío River

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Biobío River
Mapa río Biobío.png
Origin Galletué Lagoon and Icalma Lake
Mouth Gulf of Arauco, Pacific Ocean
Basin countries Chile
Length 380 km [1]
Source elevation 1,160 m [1]
Avg. discharge 899 m³/s
Basin area 24,264 km² [1]
Biobío river at Concepción close to where it meets the sea.

The Biobío River (also known as Bío Bío[2] or Bio-Bio[3][4]) is a river in Chile. It is the second largest river in Chile. The river starts at Icalma and Galletué in the Andes, Araucanía Region. The river flows 380 km to the Gulf of Arauco on the Pacific Ocean.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cuenca del río Biobío
  2. Bío Bío River, Encyclopædia Britannica Online
  3. Bio-Bio River, 1911 Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica via 1911encyclopedia.org
  4. The Bio-Bio River Case, Chile, The Inventory of Conflict & Environment (ICE), American University

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Coordinates: 36°49′10″S 73°09′52″W / 36.8194°S 73.1644°W / -36.8194; -73.1644