Cauto River

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Cauto River
Rio Cauto near Guamo Embarcadero
Origin Sierra Maestra
Mouth Gulf of Guacanayabo (Caribbean Sea)
Basin countries  Cuba
Length 343 km (213 mi)
Source elevation 600 m (1,969 ft)
Mouth elevation Sea level
Basin area 8,928 km2 (3,447 sq mi)

The Cauto River or Río Cauto, located in southeast Cuba, is the longest river of Cuba.


It flows on a total length of 230 miles (370 km) from the Sierra Maestra to the west and north-west, and enters the Caribbean Sea north of Manzanillo. However, it provides only 70 miles (110 km) of transport waterway. Its water is not drinkable.[citation needed]

It flows through the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Granma, and the communities of Palma Soriano, Cauto Cristo and Rio Cauto are located along the river. It is one of the two navigable rivers in Cuba. The other, Río Sagua la Grande, is the 2nd longest river in Cuba and is also not drinkable like the Río Cauto.


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Coordinates: 20°32′57″N 77°14′30″W / 20.54917°N 77.24167°W / 20.54917; -77.24167