The Cauquenes River is a tributary of the Perquilauquen River, and traverses Cauquenes Province, in the Maule Region of Chile. It is born in the Cordillera de la Costa, near Cauquenes. After passing to the south of the latter city it is joined by the Tutuven River. In its lower course receives only a few minor streams before flowing into the Perquilauquen, a tributary of the Maule River.
Like the Purapel, the Cauquenes River is one of the few rivers that flow eastward, in a country where the overwhelming majority of rivers flow east-to-west.
Google maps aerial view. Cauquenes River and city of Cauquenes (left)
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