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Biobío River
Mapa río Biobío.png
Map
Country Chile
Physical characteristics
Main source Galletué Lagoon and Icalma Lake
1,160 m
River mouth Gulf of Arauco, Pacific Ocean
Length 380 km
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    899 m³/s
Basin features
Basin size 24,264 km²
Concepcion and the Biobio River
Biobío river at Concepción close to where it meets the sea.

The Biobío River (also known as Bío Bío or Bio-Bio) 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.

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

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