Lurín River

The Lurín River is a 108.57 kilometres (67.46 mi) long watercourse located in the Lima Region of Peru. It originates in the glaciers and lagoons of the western Andes. It is known as the Chalilla River until joining the Taquía creek where it receives its common name. Its main tributaries are the Taquía, Llacomayqui, Tinajas, Numinkancha and Kanchawara on its left bank and the Chamacna on its right bank. It crosses the provinces Huarochirí and Lima in the Lima region before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The drainage basin of the Lurín River covers an area of 1,670 square kilometres (640 sq mi).


  • (in Spanish) Allende, Teófilo. "Cuenca del Río Lurin: Visión Geológico-Ambiental". Revista del Instituto de Investigación de la Facultad de Ingeniería Geológica, Minera, Metalurgica y Geográfica vol.6, no.12, p. 44-58 (July/December 2003). Retrieved on December 8, 2008.

Coordinates: 12°16′30″S 76°54′13″W / 12.2750°S 76.9036°W / -12.2750; -76.9036