Selegua River

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Seleguá River
Native name río Seleguá
Country Guatemala, Mexico
Basin features
Main source Guatemala
2,200 m (7,200 ft)
15°16′19″N 91°27′10″W / 15.271848°N 91.452856°W / 15.271848; -91.452856 (Sources Río Seleguá)
River mouth Presa de La Angostura in Chiapas
Physical characteristics
Length 102 km (63 mi)
  • Average rate:
    38 m3/s (1,300 cu ft/s) (at Chojíl)

The Seleguá (Spanish pronunciation: [seleˈɣwa]) is a river in Guatemala. The river flows northwards from its sources in the highlands of Huehuetenango until it crosses the border with Mexico at 15°44′58″N 91°55′07″W / 15.749467°N 91.918659°W / 15.749467; -91.918659 (Río Seleguá), and continues northwards into the Presa de La Angostura, one of Mexico's largest artificial lakes. The river's length in Guatemala is 102 kilometres (63 mi). The Selegua river basin cover an area of 1,535 square kilometres (593 sq mi) in Guatemala.[1][2]


  1. ^ INSIVUMEH. "Principales ríos de Guatemala". 
  2. ^ Suasnávar, Mariano (e.a.) (2003). "Diagnóstico de la cuenca del río Seleguá, Huehuetenango" (PDF). 

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