Holmul River (Guatemala)

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"Río Holmul" redirects here. For the Maya archaeological site, see Holmul. For other rivers of the same name, see Holmul River.
Holmul River
(Río Holmul)
Origin Guatemala (El Petén)
17°00′54″N 89°36′54″W / 17.015112°N 89.614878°W / 17.015112; -89.614878 (Sources of Río Holmul)
Mouth 17°17′52″N 89°12′50″W / 17.297805°N 89.213963°W / 17.297805; -89.213963 (Mouth of Río Holmul)
Basin countries Guatemala
Source elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Mouth elevation 200 m (660 ft)

The Holmul River (Spanish: Río Holmul) is a river in northeastern Guatemala, that flows through the Petén Basin region in the departamento (department) of El Petén towards the border with Belize. A number of significant pre-Columbian Maya sites lie along or near the course of this waterway, including Tikal, Nakum, Holmul, Naranjo, Yaxha and Witzna.