Cupatitzio River

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Cupatitzio River
Country Mexico
Cupatitzio River in Uruapan National Park, Michoacan.

The Cupatitzio River is a river of Michoacan state in Southwestern Mexico.


It has its main headwaters are in Uruapan National Park, in Uruapan municipality. Near its source are two waterfalls, the larger Tzararacua and the smaller Tzararacuita (little Tzararacua).

After flowing some distance in the Chiapas Highlands ("Altiplano") of western-central Michoacan State, the river takes a course mainly towards the south.

It drains into the Balsas River which, in turn, empties into the Pacific Ocean.

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