Ichilo River

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Ichilo
River
Country Bolivia
Region Cochabamba Department, Santa Cruz Department

Ichilo River is a Bolivian river at the foot of the Eastern Andes-Cordillera in South America. It lends its name to the Ichilo Province, one of the 15 provinces of the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia.

Location[edit]

Ichilo River has its source in Manuel Maria Caballero Province in Santa Cruz Department at an elevation of 2,437 m at the foothills of the Racete range, where it is named Alto Ichilo (Upper Ichilo).

In its course, after joining San Matéo, it is called Ichilo, flowing in a northerly direction, where it forms the border between the Cochabamba Department and the Santa Cruz Department.

Flow Conditions[edit]

From its source to the mouth into the Amazon the river has a total length of 2,455 km. Ichilo itself has a length of 632 km and a catchment area of 15,660 km². It has its maximum depth is 18.6 m, right below Puerto Villarroel at km 100, its maximum width is 420 m at km 75. Ichilo is one of the Bolivian rivers with a high amount of water.

Tributaries[edit]

The most important tributaries of the Ichilo are the Bolivian Río Grande, Chapare, Piraí, Sacta, Víbora, Chimoré, Choré, Ibaresito, Ibabo and Useuta rivers.

Urban Areas[edit]

Ichilo River passes the metropolitan area of Santa Cruz in the west, the largest cities on the riverbanks is Puerto Villaroel.

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Coordinates: 17°49′S 64°13′W / 17.817°S 64.217°W / -17.817; -64.217