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The RíO COCO, formerly known as the RíO SEGOVIA, CAPE RIVER, or YARA RIVER, is a river in southern Honduras
Honduras
and northern Nicaragua
Nicaragua
. The Miskito Indians who live along the river know it as the Wanki or WANKS RIVER.

The river originates near San Marcos de Colón
San Marcos de Colón
in present-day Honduras, and flows 750 kilometres (470 mi) into the Caribbean Sea ; the middle and lower reaches form the Honduras- Nicaragua
Nicaragua
border to the Atlantic Coast.

On September 7, 2007, major international news wires reported that the Río Coco was over 11 metres (36 ft) above normal stage, two days after category 5 Hurricane Felix made landfall.

REFERENCES

* ^ Cape River-Capua, Chest of Books website, accessed 8 March 2010. * ^ Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Lussan, Raveneau de". Appletons\' Cyclopædia of American Biography . New York: D. Appleton.

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Rivers of Honduras
Honduras

ATLANTIC BASIN

* Aguán * Cangrejal * Chamelecón * Coco * Cruta * Cuero * Guayambre * Guayape * Higuito * Humuya * Jalan * Jicatuyo * Leán * Mocorón * Monda * Motagua * Nakunta * Otoro * Papaloteca * Patuca * Paulaya * Plátano * Rio Blanco * Rio Sico Tinto Negro * Sico * Sigre * Sulaco * Talgua * Tela * Telica * Tinto * Ulúa * Wampú * Warunta * Yaguala

PACIFIC BASIN

* Choluteca * Goascorán * Guarajambala * Lempa * Mocal * Nacaome * Río Negro * Sumpul * Torola

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Honduras
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