List of rivers of Chile

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This list of rivers in Chile includes all the major rivers of Chile. Important tributaries appear in this list, underneath the river into which they drain.

Rivers by latitude[change | change source]

Note: The rivers are ordered by the latitude.

10° S[change | change source]

20° S[change | change source]

30° S[change | change source]

40° S[change | change source]

50° S[change | change source]

Largest rivers by basin area[change | change source]

Rivers with a basin area of more than 10,000 km²
Rank Name Basin area Length
Loa River 33,570 km²[3] 440 km[3]
Baker River[1] 26,726 km² 170 km
Bío-Bío River 24,264 km²[4] 380 km[4]
Maule River 20,600 km²[5] 240 km[5]
Bueno River 15,367 km²[6] 130 km[6]
Maipo River 15,304 km²[7] 250 km[7]
Pascua River 14,760 km² 62 km
Rapel River1 13,695 km² [8] 167 km[9]
Imperial River 12.763 km²[10] 55 km[10]
Limarí River 11,800 km²[9] 64 km[9]
Aysén River 11,427 km²[11] 26 km[11]
Copiapó River 11,400 km²[12] 162 km[12]
Itata River 11,294 km²[13] 140 km[13]
Valdivia River2 10,275 km²[14] 140 km[14]


  • 1The length in the list is that of the tributary Tinguiririca River
  • 2The length in the list is the sum of Valdivia and Cruces River. The length of the proper Valdivia River is 15 km.

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