Tinguiririca River

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Tinguiririca River
Puente de Tinguiririca.JPG
Country Chile
Physical characteristics
Rapel Lake
Length167 km (104 mi)
Basin size4,730 km2 (1,830 sq mi)

Tinguiririca River is a river of Chile located in the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region. It rises in the Andes, at the confluence of the rivers Las Damas and Del Azufre. From its source, it flows northwest for about 56 km to the vicinity of the city of San Fernando. In this portion of its course, the river receives the waters of the tributaries Clarillo and Claro. Then the river flows southwest and then turns northwest to empty into Rapel Lake.

Tiguiririca River at the Tinguiririca volcano The tinguiririca volcano seen from the tinguiririca river valley chile vi region.jpg
Tiguiririca River at the Tinguiririca volcano

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