Rio Cobre

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Coordinates: 17°59′03″N 76°51′35″W / 17.9840396°N 76.8596649°W / 17.9840396; -76.8596649
Rio Cobre
The A1 road crossing the Rio Cobre via the Flat Bridge.
Country Jamaica
Region St Catherine
Mouth Caribbean Sea
 - location Kingston Harbour
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 17°59′03″N 76°51′35″W / 17.9840396°N 76.8596649°W / 17.9840396; -76.8596649

The Rio Cobre is a river of Jamaica. Its source is unclear on the best map available,[1] the headwaters being a writhing of unnamed, seasonally dry tributaries. The highest of these rise just above the 1,750 feet (530 m) contour. From here it flows to meet the Caribbean Sea in the north west corner of Kingston Harbour. It is dammed by the Rio Cobre Dam just above Spanish Town.

The river's most significant feature is perhaps the gorge through which it runs between Bog Walk and northern Spanish Town.

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  1. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet K, 1966.

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