Tehuantepec River

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Tehuantepec River
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Country Mexico

The Tehuantepec River is a river of Mexico located in Oaxaca. The mountainous terrain of the region it occupies allows for no navigable rivers; instead, there are a large number of smaller ones, which often change name from area to area. The continental divide passes through the state, meaning there is drainage toward both the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Most of the drainage toward the Gulf is represented by the Papaloapan and Coatzacoalcos Rivers and their tributaries such as the Grande and Salado Rivers. Three rivers account for most of the water headed for the Pacific: the Atoyac River, Mixteco River, and the Tehuantepec River, with their tributaries.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Medio Físico" [Geography]. Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Estado de Oaxaca (in Spanish). Mexico: Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  • Atlas of Mexico, 1975 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_mexico/river_basins.jpg).
  • The Prentice Hall American World Atlas, 1984.
  • Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.

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