List of rivers in Trinidad and Tobago

A list of the major rivers in Trinidad and Tobago
river is a natural waterway that transits water through a landscape from higher to lower elevations. It is an integral component of the water cycle. The water within a river is generally collected from precipitation through surface runoff, groundwater recharge (as seen at baseflow
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The Caroni River is the largest river in Trinidad and Tobago, running for 40 km (28 miles) from its origins in the Northern Range on the island of Trinidad, through the northern lowlands of the Caroni Plains and enters the Gulf of Paria at the Caroni Swamp.
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Caura River may refer to:
  • The Tacarigua River on the island of Trinidad, in the country of Trinidad and Tobago;
  • The Caura River (Venezuela), a tributary of the Orinoco in Bolivar State, Venezuela;

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Chaguaramas lies in the North West Peninsula of Trinidad west of Port of Spain; the name is often applied to the entire peninsula, but is sometimes used to refer to the most developed area.
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Couva is a town in west-central Trinidad, south of Chaguanas and north of Claxton Bay and San Fernando. The Greater Couva area includes the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Port of Point Lisas.
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Diego Martin is a town in northwestern Trinidad, just west of the capital Port of Spain and east of Carenage. The Diego Martin Valley in the Northern Range was once filled with a number of small villages but is now a densely populated area.
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The Guaracara River, located in south Trinidad, runs westward out of the Central Range and drains into the Gulf of Paria. It forms the boundary between the city of San Fernando (to the south) and the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Regional Corporation.
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Maraval is a valley in northern Trinidad in Trinidad and Tobago, and is considered one of the northern suburbs of the capital Port of Spain. It is located east of the Diego Martin valley to which it is connected directly by a hill pass called Morne Coco Road, and west of Santa Cruz
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The Nariva River is one of the larger rivers in Trinidad and Tobago. It drains the Nariva Swamp on the east coast of Trinidad. The river is a light cream in colour. The bridge used to be a box type iron but it has been replaced with concrete and it also has been raised to prevent
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The Ortoire River is a large river in Trinidad and Tobago. It forms the boundary between the counties of Nariva and Mayaro in east Trinidad.

It is green in color and at one time had an iron bridge with wooden planks but it has been replaced with an all paved concrete bridge;
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St. Joseph (founded 1592 by Antonio de Berrio) is the oldest town in Trinidad and Tobago. Originally named San José de Oruña, it served as the capital of Spanish Trinidad between 1592 and 1783.

St. Joseph is not an incorporated municipality.
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San Juan is a town in Trinidad and Tobago. It lies east of Port of Spain, between Barataria and St. Joseph. It is a busy town in the East-West Corridor; the centre of town is known as the Croisee.
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The Santa Cruz Valley stretches between Maraval and San Juan, along the Saddle Road. It lies between the hills of the Northern Range on the island of Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Shark River may refer to:
  • Shark River (Florida), a river in Florida
  • Shark River (New Jersey), a river in New Jersey
  • Shark River (Trinidad and Tobago), a river in Trinidad and Tobago

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Tacarigua is a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago, located east of Tunapuna and north of Trincity. It is on the banks of the Tacarigua River.

Tacarigua was originally a Spanish encomienda
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Caura River may refer to:
  • The Tacarigua River on the island of Trinidad, in the country of Trinidad and Tobago;
  • The Caura River (Venezuela), a tributary of the Orinoco in Bolivar State, Venezuela;

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Tunapuna is a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located between St. Augustine, Tacarigua and Trincity. Tunapuna is the largest town between San Juan and Arima.
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