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Encyclopedia > Guadalquivir River

Guadalquivir is one of the major rivers of Spain. It begins at Sierra de Cazorla, passes through Córdoba and Seville and ends in Sanlucar de Barrameda (Atlantic Ocean).


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Guadalquivir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (162 words)
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.
Guadalquivir River Basin - UNEP/DEWA~Europe > Publication > Freshwater in Europe (624 words)
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.
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