List of rivers of Honduras

Rivers in Honduras is a list of the rivers in Honduras, including those which it shares with its neighbours. The most important river in Honduras is the Ulúa, which flows 400 kilometers to the Caribbean through the economically important Valle de Sula. Numerous other rivers drain the interior highlands and empty north into the Caribbean Sea. These other rivers are important, not as transportation routes, but because of the broad fertile valleys they have produced. They can also create problems for human inhabitants along their banks, and those who rely on the bridges spanning them, during times of intense rains. An example of those was the Choluteca River which wreaked havoc in the capital of Tegucigalpa during Hurricane Mitch.

* Río Patuca is the largest in Honduras and the second largest in Central America.
* Río Ulúa is the most important river economically.
* Río Grande o Choluteca runs through the capital Tegucigalpa.
* Río Coco borders Nicaragua.
* Río Negro (Central America) is another river that borders Nicaragua.
* Río Goascorán divides El Salvador from Honduras.

By Drainage Basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, from east to west, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name.

Atlantic Ocean

*Coco River (Segovia River)
*Cruta River
*Nakunta River
*Mocorón River
*Warunta River
*Patuca River
**Wampú River
**Guayambre River
**Guayape River
***Tinto River
***Talgua River
***Telica River
***Jalan River
*Sigre River
*Plátano River
*Río Sico Tinto Negro (Tinto River)
**Sico River
**Paulaya River
*Aguán River
**Yaguala River (Mangulile River)
*Papaloteca River
*Cangrejal River
*Cuero River
*Leán River
*Tela River
*Ulúa River
**Humuya River
***Sulaco River
**Blanco River
**Otoro River (Río Grande de Otoro)
**Jicatuyo River
***Higuito River
*Chamelecon River
*Motagua River

Pacific Ocean

*Río Negro
*Choluteca River (Río Grande o Choluteca)
*Nacaome River
*Goascorán River
*Lempa River
**Torola River
**Guarajambala River
**Mocal River
**Sumpul River

External links

* [http://www.country-studies.com/honduras/rivers.html Rivers]

References

*Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
*CIA

*UN

* [http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps]


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