The Rimac River is located in western Peru and is the most important source of potable water for the Lima and Callao Metropolitan Area.
The river belongs to the Pacific watershed and has a length of 160 km. The river begins in the highlands of the Huarochiri Province in the Lima Region and its mouth is located in Callao, near Jorge Chavez International Airport.
The name Rimac is from the Quechua word rimaq, meaning "talking", this is why the river has been nicknamed El Rio Hablador ("The Talking River").
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