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City of Concepción by Biobío River, Chile

36.8S 73W

March 16th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Chile - February 18th, 2011

The Biobío River appears as a thick black line cutting through the Chilean landscape in this orthorectified image. The river is the widest river in Chile, with an average width of 1 km.

It is also the second largest river in Chile, originating from Icalma and Galletué Lakes in the Andes and flowing 380 km to the Gulf of Arauco on the Pacific Ocean. The city of Concepción can be seen near the mouth on the right bank.

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