List of rivers of Honduras
Rivers in Honduras is a list of the rivers in Honduras, including those it shares with neighbours. The most important river in Honduras is the Ulúa, which flows 400 kilometers to the Caribbean through the economically important Valle de Sula. Numerous other rivers drain the interior highlands and empty north into the Caribbean Sea. These other rivers are important, not as transportation routes, but because of the broad fertile valleys they have produced. They can also create problems for human inhabitants along their banks, and those who rely on the bridges spanning them, during times of intense rains. An example of those was the Choluteca River, which wreaked havoc in the capital of Tegucigalpa during Hurricane Mitch.
- Patuca River is the largest in Honduras and the second largest in Central America.
- Ulúa River is the most important river economically.
- Choluteca River runs through the capital Tegucigalpa.
- Coco River borders Nicaragua.
- Negro River (Central America) is another river that borders Nicaragua.
- Goascorán River divides El Salvador from Honduras.
By Drainage Basin
This list is arranged by drainage basin, from east to west, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name.
- Coco River (Segovia River)
- Cruta River
- Nakunta River
- Mocorón River
- Warunta River
- Patuca River
- Sigre River
- Plátano River
- Río Sico Tinto Negro (Tinto River)
- Aguán River
- Yaguala River (Mangulile River)
- Papaloteca River
- Cangrejal River
- Cuero River
- Leán River
- Tela River
- Ulúa River
- Chamelecón River
- Motagua River
- Negro River
- Choluteca River (Río Grande o Choluteca)
- Nacaome River
- Goascorán River
- Lempa River
- Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
- CIA map: Image:Honduras rel 1985.jpg
- UN map: Image:Un-honduras.png
- Google Maps
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