Rio Minho (Jamaica)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about River in Jamaica. For the river in Portugal and Spain, see Minho (river).
Rio Minho
RioMinhoJamaica.png
Country Jamaica
Basin
Main source Dry Harbour Mountains which form part of Cockpit Country of Jamaica
River mouth Portland Point in Clarendon
Basin size 1,700 km2 (660 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 92.8 km (57.7 mi)

The Rio Minho is the longest river in Jamaica at 92.8 kilometres (57.7 mi).[1] It rises close to the island's geographic centre, flows generally south-southwest and reaches the Caribbean Sea at Carlisle Bay in the central south coast, to the west of the island's southernmost point, Portland Point.

The town of May Pen, Clarendon lies on the banks of the river.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 17°58′01″N 77°16′01″W / 17.967°N 77.267°W / 17.967; -77.267