Rímac River

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Rímac (Rimaq)
Lima Río Rímac Bridge.jpg
The Rimac river running through Lima
Name origin: Quechua
Country Peru
Region Lima Region
 - left Yuraqmayu

The Rímac River is located in western Peru and is the most important source of potable water for the Lima and Callao Metropolitan Area.

The river is part of the Pacific watershed and has a length of 160 km. The river begins in the highlands of the Huarochirí Province in the Lima Region and its mouth is located in Callao, near Jorge Chávez International Airport.

The name Rímac is from the Quechua word rimaq, meaning "speaker, speaking",[1] leading to it being nicknamed El Río Hablador ("the talking river").


  1. Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)

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