The longest River in Jamaica

by Joy

QUESTION:

Which is the longest River in Jamaica?




ANSWER: June-11-2009 by Wellesley Gayle



Hi Joy,

There has been some debate over this but I can say confidently that the longest river in Jamaica is the Rio Minho.

This was confirmed in an article, dated August 4, 2004 in the Jamaica Gleaner by Mrs. Winsome Hudson from the National Library of Jamaica.

It is approximately ninety three kilometers (93km) or fifty eight miles (58m) long, and was originally called Rio Caobana (Mahogany River) by the Spaniards. It flows from the Dry Harbour Mountains to Carlisle Bay.

It was once thought that the Black River, 30 miles (50 km) long was the longest.

More on Jamaican Rivers here.

I hope hat helps. Stay in touch Joy.

References:

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/68208/Black-River
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20040804/letters/letters1.html
http://www.my-island-jamaica.com/black_river_jamaica.html

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Oct 09, 2010
Be realistic people
by: Anonymous

Where does Plantain Garden River fall on the list of the 10 longest River in Jamaica? I recently heard it was in some primary school book to be the longest river in Jamaica and that in unbelievable.

Jul 04, 2010
COOL!
by: Anonymous

I know that grew up close to that River. As a kid we use to go their and swim. Too bad it's all dried out though.

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