Toltén River

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Toltén River
Villarrica town and volcano.jpg
The source of the river is visible in the lower left corner.
Tolten River in a 1903 map
Tolten River in a 1903 map
Country Chile
Basin features
Main source Villarrica Lake
230 m (750 ft)[1]
River mouth Pacific Ocean
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 8,398 km2 (3,242 sq mi)[1]
Physical characteristics
Length 123 km (76 mi)[1]

Toltén River is a river located in the La Araucanía Region of Chile. It rises at Villarrica Lake, close to the city of the same name. Its major tributary is the Allipén River. From its confluence with the Allipén, the river follows a braided course.

After flowing for about 123 km, the river reaches the Pacific Ocean near Punta Nilhue, where it is about 500 m wide.[1]

Cities and towns along the Toltén include: Villarrica, Pitrufquén, Teodoro Schmidt and Nueva Toltén.

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38°59′S 72°38′W / 38.983°S 72.633°W / -38.983; -72.633Coordinates: 38°59′S 72°38′W / 38.983°S 72.633°W / -38.983; -72.633