Coen River

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Coen River
Coen River
Coen River, Cape York, Australia
Location Queensland, Australia

The Coen River is situated in the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia.[1]

The present (1996) Pennefather River (renamed 1894) was originally called the Coen river by Jan Carstenszoon in honour of Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. The present Archer River was probably confused by Matthew Flinders with Carstenszoon's Coen River. The Coen River is a tributary of the Archer river and was for a time known as the South Coen River.

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  1. ^ "Coen River (entry 47590)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 13°37′S 142°08′E / 13.617°S 142.133°E / -13.617; 142.133