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  Guadalquivir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Guadalquivir is the second longest river in Spain.
The marshy lowlands at the river's end are known as "Las Marismas".
The Guadalquivir river is the only navigable river in Spain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guadalquivir_River   (162 words)

  
 Guadalquivir River Basin - UNEP/DEWA~Europe > Publication > Freshwater in Europe
The river is tidal to Seville (80 km upstream), a major inland port and head of navigation for ocean-going vessels.
Navigation in the Guadalquivir River up to the Port of Seville also leads to a serious environmental problem due to the erosion this causes to the riverbanks within the National Park and to the dredging carried out in order to deepen the navigation canal.
In 1997, the Jaen area within the Guadalquivir river basin had a water deficit of 480 million m3, of which some 300 million m3 were used for irrigating olive groves.
www.grid.unep.ch /product/publication/freshwater_europe/guadalquivir.php   (624 words)

  
 Cordoba Property - Cordoba and Guadalquivir - Towns and Maps - property in Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
To the north of Córdoba and the Guadalquivir river are the sparsely populated Sierra Morena with its wild countryside and national parks whilst to the south are villages and towns scattered over the Andalucían plains.
On the southern banks of the Guadalquivir River is the picturesque town of Palma del Rio, in the west of the Córdoba province near to the border with Seville.
In the east of Guadalquivir en Córdoba is the picturesque and unspoilt town of Montoro with a population of 10,000.
www.property-net-spain.com /provinces/cordoba/guadalquivir.html   (1977 words)

  
 Cortijo Cordoba - Guadalquivir property map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
To the north of Cordoba and the Guadalquivir river are the sparsely populated Sierra Morena with its wild countryside and national parks whilst to the south are villages and towns scattered over the Andalucian plains.
On the southern banks of the Guadalquivir River is the picturesque town of Palma del Rio, in the west of the Cordoba province near to the border with Seville.
In the east of Guadalquivir en Cordoba is the picturesque and unspoilt town of Montoro with a population of 10,000.
www.cortijo-cordoba.com /guadalquivir.html   (1955 words)

  
 SEVILLE - LoveToKnow Article on SEVILLE
The province is bisected by the navigable river Guadalquivir (q.v.), which here receives the Genil and Guadaira on the left, and the Guadalimar on the right.
West of the Guadalquivir the surface is broken by low mountain ranges forming part of the Sierra Morena; the eastern districts are comparatively flat and very fertile, except along the frontiers of Cadiz and Mlaga, where rise the Sierras of Gibalbin and Algodonales; and there are extensive marshes near the Guadalquivir estuary.
Navigation up the Guadalquivir from its mouth to Seville (where the river is strll tidal) is less dangerous for steamer~ than for sailing vessels, but is nevertheless uncertain.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SE/SEVILLE.htm   (2773 words)

  
 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Guadalquivir @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
GUADALQUIVIR [Guadalquivir], river, c.350 mi (560 km) long, rising in the Sierra de Cazorla, SE Spain, and flowing generally SW past Córdoba and Seville into the Atlantic Ocean near Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Known to the Arabs as Wadi al-Kebir [the large river], it is the longest stream in the Andalusia region of S Spain.
The river is tidal to Seville (c.50 mi/80 km upstream), a major inland port and head of navigation for oceangoing vessels, and it is canalized between Seville and the sea.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:Guadalqu&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (202 words)

  
 Centro Andaluz de Arqueología Ibérica
In the upper reaches of the river, the landscape of the valley is determined by the confluence of two very different morphogenetic units.
Between the Guadalquivir and the southern mountain rages (Subbética range) in the western area of the upper valley, lay a flat area of cultivable land, known as the Campiña de Jaén.
All in all, the foundations of a new agrarian economy are laid that is apart from the ownership relations and from the organization of pre-roman farming.
www.ujaen.es /centros/caai/articKEAY.htm   (6587 words)

  
 Maps
The Loire River, with 1 010 km, is the longest river in France.
It is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula.
The river’s main tributaries are the: Jarama, Alberche, Tietar, Alagon, Guadelia, Almonte and Salor Rivers in Spain and the Erges, Ponsul, Zezere, and Sorraia Rivers in Portugal.
www.grid.unep.ch /product/map/index.php?region=europe   (2148 words)

  
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The area is divided into two parts by the river Guadalquivir: the hills (Sierra), to the North, and the lowlands (Campiña) with some low hills to the South.
The city is situated almost in the center of the province, and extends from East to West along the irrigated plain of the river Guadalquivir.
The bridge over the river Guadalquivir and the mosaics which can be admired at the Fortress of the Christian Monarchs (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos) constitute the most notable remains of the Roman culture.
www.uco.es /organiza/rectorado/internac/rel_inter/prog_europ/socrates/ects/english/cordoba.html   (1012 words)

  
 Efficient Water Use in Basins - Optimization of Water Resources Management....
The Lower Guadalquivir is the area best suited for this purpose, in view of the favorable hydrogeological conditions for storage, the availability of water from the Lower Guadalquivir Canal and the area’s high water demand.
The first step is to define the basic parameters of the aquifer with sufficient accuracy to determine the volumes involved, the time and area of infiltration in accordance with the available flows, and in short, to obtain all the necessary data for a study of the project’s technical and economic feasibility.
For the hydrogeographical Guadalquivir basin, in which there is an extraction volume of 3,034 hm3/year, through large-scale artificial recharge in areas where there is an excess of surface water and where an increase in extraction by traditional methods (reservoirs) is not feasible, the extracted volume could be increased to 100 hm3/year.
www.unesco.org.uy /phi/libros/efficient_water/wsilgado.html   (1617 words)

  
 SEVILLE, A UNIVERSAL CITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The course of the Guadalquivir River from Seville to its mouth.
The port of Seville, washed by the Guadalquivir River and 90 kilometers from the coast -and in later times the port of Cádiz as from 1717- were for centuries the principal trading channels for the precious metals, produce and knowledge exchanged between the Old World and the New.
Practically the whole length of the river was a port, and in the city there were some wharfs which were mostly in the area of "Arenal" and on the opposite bank in the Triana area, where there were docks for ship repair and careening, and where loading and unloading operations could take place.
www.ups.edu /faculty/velez/Comedia/html/unit1/sevilla.htm   (680 words)

  
 Guadalquivir River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For the 64 km (40 mi) between the town of Coria del Río and the mouth of the river, the Guadalquivir traverses a region of tidal marshes called Las Marismas.
During the Moorish occupation of Spain in the Middle Ages, the river was navigable as far as Córdoba; now, as a result of silt accumulation, it is navigable no farther upstream than the city of Seville, a distance of about 80 km (50 mi).
The river's name derives from the Arabic Wadi al-Kabir ("Great River"), the name given to it by the Moorish rulers of Córdoba from the 8th century onwards.
www.sonhex.dk /guadal.htm   (192 words)

  
 Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The Guadalquivir is the second longest river of Spain (after the Ebro), and it has several distinctive characteristics.
From here the river meanders lazily across a hot coastal plain, traversing the swamps of the Marshes, the largest in Spain, before reaching its mouth at the eastern end of the Gulf of Cádiz.
The drainage basin of the Guadalquivir encompasses one of the greatest floral resources of Europe, containing representatives of half of the continent's species of plant life, together with nearly all those of the North African region.
www.britannica.com /ebc/print_toc?tocId=9038272   (418 words)

  
 SlowFood.it
He was born in a hut on its banks, just a few kilometers from the rivermouth at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and from the sandbank that, in times past, was often the undoing of silver-laden galleons on their way back to Seville from America.
As was traditional among the river families, his father’s boat was to go to his younger brother, who would have less time to save up.
He waves goodbye to the other river men who continue to work their nets in front of the hut and we reluctantly head back quickly the way we came, leaving the Guadalquivir behind us.
www.slowfood.com /img_sito/riviste/slow/EN/31/vecchio.html   (2066 words)

  
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Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville is heir to a rich Arab legacy, and to the condition of being a prosperous port of trade with the Americas.
Andalusia's main river, the Guadalquivir, from the Arabic, meaning "Great River", together with its tributary, the Genil, forms a fertile valley which constitutes the fundamental geographical axis of Andalusia.
Despite the importance of the Guadalquivir, fifty per cent of the region is mountainous.
www.jrc.es /projects/infobook/about_seville.html   (1229 words)

  
 Seville - Simple English Wikipedia
There is a big river called the Guadalquivir River which goes through Seville.
In the year 1992 Seville was the place for the Expo 92.
The very nice bridge across the Guadalquivir River was thought up by Santiago Calatrava a famous building expert.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seville   (288 words)

  
 Spain
The principal rivers of Spain flow west and south to the Atlantic Ocean, generally along deep, rocky courses that they have cut through the mountain valleys.
The Guadalquivir River, flowing through a fertile plain in the south, is the deepest river in Spain and the only one navigable for any extent.
The Ebro River, in northeastern Spain, flows into the Mediterranean Sea, and is navigable by small craft for part of its course.
www.ovayonda.biz /lodging/country/es.html   (670 words)

  
 Beas River --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The city lies on the Beas River about 60 miles (100 km) north of Shimla, the state capital, with which it is linked by road.
Through the centuries the river valley was a trade route and the path through which conquerors...
Rivers are also a principal natural force in shaping land surfaces.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9013950?tocId=9013950   (896 words)

  
 Guad bas eng   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Guadalquivir (ancient Baetis), is rising in the Sierra de Cazorla in SE Spain.
* The river's name derives from the Arabic Wadi al-Kabir ("Great River"), the name given to it by the Moorish rulers of Córdoba from the 8th century onwards.
* During the Moorish occupation of Spain in the Middle Ages, the river was navigable as far as Córdoba; now, as a result of silt accumulation, it is navigable no farther upstream than the city of Seville, a distance of about 80 km (50 mi) where the river is canalized.
www.rivernet.org /guadalq/basic.htm   (220 words)

  
 Flora and Fauna of Andalucía, Southern Spain.
The valley of the Guadalquivir is the most fertile area in Andalucia, broadening out from east to west.
The Guadalquivir used to be navigable from the Atlantic as far upstream as Córdoba, and is still navigable up to Seville, and its valley has always been the great artery of Andalucía.
The plains rolling north and south from the river as far down as Seville are known as La Campiña.
www.andalucia.com /environment/guadalquivir.htm   (186 words)

  
 Seville province, villages in the province of Seville Andalucía, Southern Spain
Seville itself is set in the heart of the fertile river valley, while many of the province's most significant settlements are scattered around the gently rolling Guadalquivir river plain (vega), known as La Campiña, planted with patchwork fields of wheat and olive groves.
South of Seville is the Guadalquivir river plain that flattens out into a somewhat monotonous landscape relieved by the occasional whitewashed town or village, the most interesting of these being Lebrija and Utrera.
The Guadalquivir river estuary has several important wetland sites, which are popular with migrating birds in spring and autumn and, in winter, flocks of wildfowl.
www.andalucia.com /province/sevilla/home.htm   (723 words)

  
 99.06.01: Human-Environment Relations: A Case Study of Donana National Park, Andalucia, Spain and the Los Frailes Mine ...
The province of Cadiz lies west of Malaga, stretching from the Strait of Gibraltar to the eastern side of the Guadalquivir River and inland to the Sierra de Grazalema.
The province of Huelva, westernmost of Andalucia's provinces, stretches from the west bank of the Guadalquivir River to the border with Portugal.
Slides of La Donana: Rio Guadalquivir (in Sevilla); ecotourism buses; fixed dunes; mobile dunes and umbrella pine forests; low strips between dunes (las corrales); marshes of the Guadalquivir River (las marismas); dried mud flats; Spanish Imperial Eagle; wild boars; huts of indigenous farmers; scenes of charcoal-making; ecotourists at mouth of Rio Guadalquivir.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1999/6/99.06.01.x.html   (10355 words)

  
 Alojamientos en Sevilla, Welcomesevilla
From the left bank water is received from the Genil, Gorbones and Guadiana Rivers, while the Hueznar, Viar, Cala and Guadiamar Rivers from the province of Huelva flow into the banks on the right side.
The primitive Tartessos River, which the Romans called Betis and the Arabs, Wadi al-Kabir (“big river”; original name of the Guadalquivir) begins to flow in the Sierra de Cazorla at 1600 meters and stretches over 590 km through Andalusia to the Atlantic coast.
The Guadalquivir has the only river port in all of Spain, located some 80 km from the Atlantic coast and is very close to the Mediterranean Sea.
www.welcomesevilla.com /travel.htm   (2239 words)

  
 Satellite Images: Guadalquivir River, Seville, SPain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Guadalquivir River is visible as it meanders and flows in a westerly direction along the southern edge of the Morena Mountains in southwest Spain.
The river mouth is visible by the light-colored sediment plume that is being dispersed northwestward along the coast.
A sizable wildlife sanctuary and the Donana National Park with its extensive beach area and moving sand dunes, as well as a marshy landscape inland from the coast is located immediately north of the mouth of the Guadalquivir River.
www.redtailcanyon.com /items/3597.aspx   (235 words)

  
 don Quijote Spanish City Guides - Sevilla Touristic City Guide - Towns and cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The city of Seville is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir river which crosses the city from North to South.
The river can be navigated from Seville all the way to its outlet near Sanlúcar de Barrameda, on the Atlantic coast.
Located on a low hill overlooking a fertile plain, Carmona is a picturesque, small town with a magnificent 15th century tower built in imitation of Seville's Giralda.
www.colleges.com /colleges/donquijote/sevilla/cities.html   (300 words)

  
 Wild-Spain.com
A few miles downstream from Almodóvar del Rio on Spain’s Guadalquivir River, I saw what I’d been dreading for days: my wife, Rosalie, and our 17-year-old daughter, Anna, chest deep in fast water, their loaded kayak turned perpendicular to the current and pressed against a tree that had fallen from the bank.
The current piled up water on their backs and against the sit-on-top fiberglass boat that was strapped with three heavy dry bags (which were soon to be wet bags) filled with clothes and camping gear.
The Guadalquivir River flows westward for 408 miles, falling through the cedar and pine forests of the Sierra de Cazorla, winding across southern Spain’s searing Andalusian plain, and spreading to almost a mile wide before emptying into the Atlantic.
www.wild-spain.com /print.php?sid=10   (2104 words)

  
 SpanishPassion. The Guadalquivir River
During Roman Empire, the Guadalquivir River began to acquire importance like a maritime transport way, since it was navigable from the Atlantic Ocean to Seville.
Later, the Moslems that settled down in Andalusia were amazed by it magnificence; they gave to the river it current name, and continued using it like a very important trading way.
Actually, it is possible to navigate along the river en many different boats that will transport us from the downtown to the river’s mouth, next to the wonderful Doñana nature reserve.
www.spanishpassion.com /paseo/rio_i.html   (208 words)

  
 SSRN-Institutional and Policy Analysis of River Basin Management: The Guadalquivir River Basin, Spain by William ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Guadalquivir river flows westerly across southern Spain, with nearly all of its 57,017 km2 drainage area within the region of Andalusia.
A river basin agency (Confederacion Hidrografica del Guadalquivir, or CH Guadalquivir) has existed within the basin since 1927, but its responsibilities have changed substantially over its history.
For much of its life, CH Guadalquivir's mission was water supply augmentation through construction and operation of reservoirs, primarily to support irrigation, under central government direction with little provision for water user participation.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=673505   (467 words)

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