Grande de Zacapa River

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Río Grande de Zacapa
Country Guatemala
Physical characteristics
Main source Guatemala
(Zacapa, Chiquimula)
River mouth Tributary of the Motagua River
Length 87 km (54 mi)
  • Average rate:
    28.5 m3/s (1,010 cu ft/s) (Camotán)[1]
Basin features
Basin size 2,462 km2 (951 sq mi)

The Río Grande de Zacapa is a river in Guatemala. From its sources in the southern mountain range in the departments of Zacapa and Chiquimula the river flows northwards until it reaches the Motagua River at 15°01′55″N 89°33′21″W / 15.032048°N 89.555826°W / 15.032048; -89.555826 (convergence Motagua river and Río Grande de Zacapa). The río Grande de Zacapa is 87 kilometres (54 mi) long and its river basin covers an area of 2,462 square kilometres (951 sq mi).


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