Sumpul River

Sumpul River
Río Sumpul. Las Pilas, Chalatenango. El Salvador.jpg
Río Sumpul near Las Pilas, Chalatenango
Sumpul River is located in El Salvador
Sumpul River
Location of mouth
CountryEl Salvador, Honduras
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
13°59′01″N 88°46′58″W / 13.9837°N 88.7828°W / 13.9837; -88.7828Coordinates: 13°59′01″N 88°46′58″W / 13.9837°N 88.7828°W / 13.9837; -88.7828

The Sumpul River (Spanish: río Sumpul) is a river in north-western El Salvador on the border with Honduras. It flows through the Chalatenango Department.[1]

On 14 May 1980, the river and the nearby village of Las Aradas were the site of a massacre by the Salvadoran Armed Forces that left between 300 and 600 people dead.


  1. ^ "Rio Sumpul". GeoNames. Retrieved July 25, 2021.

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