Bío Bío River

river in Chile

The Biobío River (also known as Bío Bío[2] or Bio-Bio[3][4]) is a river in Chile. It is the second largest river in Chile. The river starts at Icalma and Galletué in the Andes, Araucanía Region. The river flows 380 km to the Gulf of Arauco on the Pacific Ocean.

Biobío River
Mapa río Biobío.png
Physical characteristics
 - locationGalletué Lagoon and Icalma Lake
 - elevation1,160 m [1]
MouthGulf of Arauco, Pacific Ocean
Length380 km [1]
Basin size24,264 km² [1]
 - average899 m³/s
Biobío river at Concepción close to where it meets the sea.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cuenca del río Biobío
  2. Bío Bío River, Encyclopædia Britannica Online
  3. Bio-Bio River, 1911 Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica via 1911encyclopedia.org
  4. The Bio-Bio River Case, Chile Archived 2016-05-13 at the Wayback Machine, The Inventory of Conflict & Environment (ICE), American University

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Bío-Bío River at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°49′10″S 73°09′52″W / 36.8194°S 73.1644°W / -36.8194; -73.1644