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Encyclopedia > Lempa River

Lempa River (Spanish: Río Lempa) is a river in southern El Salvador. It empties to the Pacific Ocean at 13.25° N 88.8166667° W. It is the largest river in the country.


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El Salvador - MSN Encarta (615 words)
Several small rivers flow through El Salvador into the Pacific, including the Goascorán, Jiboa, Torola, Paz and the Río Grande de San Miguel.
Only the largest river, the Lempa, flowing from Honduras across El Salvador to the ocean, is navigable for commercial traffic.
Several artificial lakes were created by the damming of the Lempa River, the largest of which is Embalse Cerrón Grande (350 sq km/135 sq mi).
El Salvador (292 words)
El Salvador consists of a central plateau, cut by river valleys and lying between two volcanic mountain ranges that run east to west.
The highest point in the republic is the Santa Ana volcano, 2385 m (7825 ft) above sea level.
The largest river, the Lempa River, is partially navigable.
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