Pico River

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Pico River
Río Pico[1]
Countries Argentina, Chile
District South America
Tributaries
 - left Río Tromencó, Río de las Mulas,
Río Campamento, Río Blanco O Pildoras
 - right Río Justino, Pampa River, Nevados River
Source
 - location Andes, Patagonia, Argentina
 - coordinates 44°11′57″S 71°17′10″W / 44.19917°S 71.28611°W / -44.19917; -71.28611
Mouth Figueroa River
 - location El Manzanito, Chile
 - elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
 - coordinates 44°13′05″S 71°57′25″W / 44.21806°S 71.95694°W / -44.21806; -71.95694Coordinates: 44°13′05″S 71°57′25″W / 44.21806°S 71.95694°W / -44.21806; -71.95694

The Pico River is a binational river of Patagonian Argentina and Chile. It is a tributary of the Figueroa River which it enters near El Manzanito in Chile. The Pico Rivers arises at the confluence of the Río Tromencó and the Río de las Mulas in Tehuelches Department, Chubut Province, Argentina, about 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) east-southeast of the village of Río Pico and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of the Chilean border. The river was named in honour of the engineer Octavio Pico y Burgess (1837–1892), who headed the Boundary Commission that settled the border conflict between Argentina and Chile.[2]

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  • Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.