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Matanikau River

A U.S. Marine patrol crosses the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal in September 1942
CountrySolomon Islands
Physical characteristics
 • locationGuadalcanal
 • location
Savo Sound
 • locationmouth

The Matanikau River of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, is located in the northwest part of the island. During the World War II Guadalcanal campaign, several significant engagements occurred between United States and Japanese forces near the river.


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Coordinates: 9°26′5″S 159°58′1″E / 9.43472°S 159.96694°E / -9.43472; 159.96694

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