Paz River

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The Río Paz (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o pas]) is a river in southern Guatemala. Its sources are located in the Quezalapa mountains in the north of Jutiapa. From there it flows in a south-westerly direction and marks the border with El Salvador for most of its course before reaching the Pacific Ocean at 13°46′16″N 90°10′57″W / 13.77111°N 90.18250°W / 13.77111; -90.18250 (Mouth of the Río Paz).[1]

Río Paz
Río Paz.jpg
Paz River is located in Guatemala
Paz River
Location of mouth
Location
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Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationQuezalapa Mountains, Guatemala
 • coordinates14°22′06″N 90°02′13″W / 14.36833°N 90.03694°W / 14.36833; -90.03694
 • elevation1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Pacific Ocean
 • coordinates
13°46′16″N 90°10′57″W / 13.77111°N 90.18250°W / 13.77111; -90.18250 (Mouth of the Río Paz)Coordinates: 13°46′16″N 90°10′57″W / 13.77111°N 90.18250°W / 13.77111; -90.18250 (Mouth of the Río Paz)
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length134 km (83 mi)
Discharge 
 • average23.2 m3/s (820 cu ft/s) (at El Jobo)

The Paz River is 134 kilometres (83 mi) long, and its river basin covers a territory of 1,732 square kilometres (669 sq mi) in Guatemala.[2]

It flows through the Ahuachapán Department and into the Laguna el Espino. Many people bathe in it along the boarder of El Salvador.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ INSIVUMEH. "Mapa de Cuencas y Ríos".
  2. ^ INSIVUMEH. "Principales ríos de Guatemala".