The Corentyne / Courantyne / Corantijn River
is a river in northern South America
. The river originates in the Acarai Mountains
and flows northward for approximately 724 km (450 miles) between Guyana
, emptying into the Atlantic Ocean
, Guyana and Nieuw Nickerie
, Suriname. A ferry service operates between these two towns.
The Guyana / Suriname border is the Guyanese river bank.
Small ocean-going vessels are able to navigate the river for about 70km, to the first rapids at Orealla, Guyana.
The King Edward VIII Falls
drop 259 m (850 feet), and the King George VI Falls
drop 488 metres (1,600 feet). Other falls include the Barrington Brown Falls
and the Drios Falls