List of rivers of Chile

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This list of rivers in Chile includes all the major rivers of Chile. See each article for their tributaries, drainage areas, etc. Usually significant tributaries appear in this list, under the river into which they drain.

Rivers by latitude[edit]

Note: The rivers are ordered by the latitude of their outflows into the ocean, lakes, other rivers or out of Chile respectively.

10° S[edit]

Rivers of the Arica and Parinacota Region

20° S[edit]

Loa, San Pedro, Silala and Salado Rivers Basins


Atacama Region
Rivers of Coquimbo Region

30° S[edit]

Maipo, Aconcagua and Petorca Rivers basins
Maule, Mataquito and Rapel Rivers basins
Rivers of the Biobío and Araucanía Regions
Map of the drainage network of Valdivia River. Valdivia River empties to Corral Bay in the Pacific Ocean.

40° S[edit]

Aysén Region rivers

50° S[edit]

Largest rivers by basin area[edit]

Note: The rivers are ordered by their drainage basin area within Chile.

Rivers with a basin area of more than 10,000 km²
RankNameBasin areaLength
Loa River33,570 km²[3]440 km[3]
Baker River[1]26,726 km²170 km
Bío-Bío River24,264 km²[4]380 km[4]
Maule River20,600 km²[5]240 km[5]
Bueno River15,367 km²[6]130 km[6]
Maipo River15,304 km²[7]250 km[7]
Pascua River14,760 km²62 km
Rapel River113,695 km² [8]167 km[9]
Imperial River12.763 km²[10]55 km[10]
Limarí River11,800 km²[9]64 km[9]
Aysén River11,427 km²[11]26 km[11]
Copiapó River11,400 km²[12]162 km[12]
Itata River11,294 km²[13]140 km[13]
Valdivia River210,275 km²[14]140 km[14]


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