Toa river

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Toa River
Rio Toa.jpg
Country Cuba
Province Guantánamo
Physical characteristics
20°23′42″N74°31′55″W / 20.39494°N 74.53191°W / 20.39494; -74.53191 Coordinates: 20°23′42″N74°31′55″W / 20.39494°N 74.53191°W / 20.39494; -74.53191
Length131 km (81 mi)

The Toa is a river located in the Guantánamo Province of Cuba, which flows across the country. [1] [2] This river is 131 kilometers long and has 72 tributaries. [3] The Toa river is well known for its crystal clear waters. [4]



The watershed of the Toa river extends for 1,061 square kilometres (410 sq mi), and has a half slope of 260 metres (850 ft). It takes up about 70% of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve. The area around the river is home to many species of endemic flora and fauna, including at least 1000 species of flowers and 145 species of ferns. Species in danger of extinction, such as the tocororo (which is also the national bird of Cuba) and the hook-billed kite, [5] are also among the fauna of this area. [3]

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  1. (Spanish) Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine (9 July 2009)
  2. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
  3. 1 2 Hunt, Nigel (2009). "Toa River, the mightiest river in Cuba" . Retrieved 2 October 2009.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. "El Gavilán Caguarero (Chondrohierax uncinatus) en las Aves de Cuba" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)