Chapecó River

The Chapecó River (Portuguese, Rio Chapecó[1]) is a river of Santa Catarina state in southeastern Brazil. It is a tributary of the Uruguay River.

Chapecó River
Chapecó River is located in Brazil
Chapecó River
Native nameRio Chapecó  (Portuguese)
Physical characteristics
 • locationSanta Catarina state
 • location
Uruguay River
 • coordinates
27°05′43″S 53°00′57″W / 27.095256°S 53.015777°W / -27.095256; -53.015777Coordinates: 27°05′43″S 53°00′57″W / 27.095256°S 53.015777°W / -27.095256; -53.015777
Basin features
River systemUruguay River

The river is fed by streams rising in the Araucárias National Park, a 12,841 hectares (31,730 acres) conservation unit created in 2005.[2] Other headwaters rise in the 6,566 hectares (16,220 acres) Mata Preta Ecological Station, a fully protected area created in 2005.[3] The river supplies water to the municipality of Abelardo Luz, Santa Caterina. The Chapecó River Falls are one of the main attractions of the region.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rio Chapecó at GEOnet Names Server
  2. ^ O Parque Nacional das Araucárias (in Portuguese), Apremavi: Associação de Preservação do Meio Ambiente e da Vida, archived from the original on 2016-03-07, retrieved 2016-04-29
  3. ^ ESEC da Mata Preta (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-07-18
  4. ^ "A Estação Ecológica da Mata Preta", Apremavi (in Portuguese), retrieved 2016-07-18