Wawa River (Nicaragua)

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The Wawa River (Spanish pronunciation:  [ˈwawa] , also known as Rio Wawa or Rio Hauhau) is a river located in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua that drains to the Caribbean Sea. It flows southeast through northeast Nicaragua to the Mosquito Coast (or Miskito Coast) region. The river joins Laguna de Karata, south of Puerto Cabezas, before exiting to the Caribbean Sea. [1]

River Natural flowing watercourse

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water. Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. There are no official definitions for the generic term river as applied to geographic features, although in some countries or communities a stream is defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are "run" in some parts of the United States, "burn" in Scotland and northeast England, and "beck" in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek, but not always: the language is vague.

North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region Autonomous region in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua

The North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, sometimes shortened to RACN, or RACCN, or RAAN, is one of two autonomous regions in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 32,159 km² and has a population of 249,700. It is the largest autonomous region or department in Nicaragua. The capital is Puerto Cabezas. It contains part of the region known as the Mosquito Coast.

Nicaragua Country in Central America

Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Managua is the country's capital and largest city and is also the third-largest city in Central America, behind Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish. Indigenous tribes on the Mosquito Coast speak their own languages and English.

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  1. "Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua". Google Maps. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.

Coordinates: 14°13′38″N83°34′43″W / 14.22722°N 83.57861°W / 14.22722; -83.57861

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