San Juan River (Colombia)

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Río San Juan
Origin Cerro Caramanta
Mouth Pacific Ocean
Location  Colombia
Length 380 km (240 mi)

The San Juan River (Río San Juan) is an important river of Colombia that flows into the Pacific Ocean through the Chocó Department. It is approximately 380 km (240 mi) and drains a watershed of 2,100 km2 (810 sq mi). The river drains into a large delta that covers nearly 300 km2 (120 sq mi).


The river begins on Cerro Caramanta in the West Andes. The delta is due north of Bahía Málaga and Buenaventura.


Monthly average flow of San Juan River ( m³/second) measured at Penitas station
Data from 25 years[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Unesco - San Juan River at Penitas

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 4°02′42″N 77°26′29″W / 4.04500°N 77.44139°W / 4.04500; -77.44139