Chubut River


Chubut River
River, southern Argentina.

Rising in the Andes Mountains, it flows eastward across Chubut province 500 mi (800 km) before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at Punta Castro. It is unnavigable, but its lower course irrigates the adjacent valley, which is agriculturally important.

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Spanish  Río Chubut,  

      river in southern Argentina, rising in the Andes Mountains south of San Carlos de Bariloche in Río Negro provincia. It flows southward and then eastward, emerging from the Andes in northwestern Chubut province. It then flows generally southeastward to the Pass of Indios, where it continues east-northeastward across Patagonia and past Las Plumas, Trelew, and Rawson. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Punta Castro. The river, 503 miles (810 km) long, is not navigable, but its lower course irrigates the adjacent valley (producing apples and cherries).

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