Ulúa River

Ulúa River

Spanish  Río Ulúa,  

      river in northwestern Honduras. Its headstreams rise deep in the central highlands, draining much of northwestern Honduras. The Ulúa proper, about 150 miles (240 km) long, is formed by the union of the Jicatuyo and Otoro rivers, northwest of Santa Bárbara. Flowing northeastward, it emerges from the highlands, enters the Sula Valley (famous for its banana plantations), and becomes navigable. The Ulúa enters the Gulf of Honduras of the Atlantic Ocean east-northeast of Puerto Cortés.

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