Manzanares River (South America)
View of the Manzanares River
|⁃ location||Turimiquire Range|
|⁃ elevation||ca 2,000 m (6,600 ft)|
|Cariaco Gulf, Caribbean|
|0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||80 km (50 mi)|
|Basin size||1,066 km2 (412 sq mi)|
|⁃ average||17.48 m3/s (617 cu ft/s)|
The source of the Manzanares is at the 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) high Turimiquire Range in Sucre State. The river flows roughly northwards for about 80 km (50 mi) by the city of Cumanacoa. Finally it flows by Cumaná into the Cariaco Gulf of the Caribbean.
In 2012, Hurricane Isaac caused heavy rain in the area and the Manzanares overflowed its banks in the town of Cumanacoa inundating approximately 1,200 homes many of which were damaged and a few destroyed. Some residents had to be airlifted to safety. Similar flooding occurred elsewhere in the country, such as in Caracas where 40 families had to be evacuated.
- El Gran Turimiquire: Trono de los Dioses y manantial del Oriente venezolano
- Memoria Fotográfica de la Ciudad de Cumaná / El Río Manzanares
- Alexander von Humboldt, Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, Chapter 4 "First stay in Cumaná; the Manzanares River banks"
- "Tormenta tropical 'Isaac' deja dos muertos en Venezuela". Reuters (in Spanish). Noticieros Televisa. August 25, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- "Tropical storm lashes Isaac Venezuela". El Universal. August 27, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- Rio Manzanares - Parang
- Media related to Manzanares River (Venezuela) at Wikimedia Commons
- Environmental conditions of the waters of the Manzanares River, Cumaná-Sucre, Venezuela
- Manzanares, la vuelta al Parque Ayacucho
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