Cisnes River

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Cisnes River (Río Cisnes)
Yet Another Lovely View from the Carretera Austral (3184615307).jpg
From a lookout point at the Carretera Austral, which is also visible in the photo
Cisnes River in the Aysén Region
Mouth Puyuhuapi Channel, Pacific Ocean
Basin countries Chile
Length 160 km [1]
Basin area 5,464 km² [1]

The Cisnes River (Spanish for swan) is a river located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region of the Chilean Patagonia. It runs in east-west direction from the mountains near the border to Argentina and empties into the Pacific Ocean, near the town of Puerto Cisnes at Puyuhuapi Channel. Its characteristic turquoise-blue color is due to the glacial sediments deposited in it. Moro River and Pinchado River are some of the major tributaries of the river.


Coordinates: 44°44′52″S 72°42′20″W / 44.747709°S 72.70546°W / -44.747709; -72.70546