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Encyclopedia > Tagus
Tagus
Tajo, Tejo
River
View over the Tagus River from Almourol Castle in Portugal
Countries Spain, Portugal
Tributaries
 - left Guadiela, Algodor, Gévalo, Ibor, Almonte, Salor, Sever
 - right Jarama, Guadarrama, Alberche, Tiétar, Alagón
Source Fuente de García
 - location Albarracín Mountains, Teruel, Spain
 - elevation 1,593 m (5,226 ft)
Mouth Stuary of the Tagus
 - location Atlantic Ocean at Lisbon, Portugal
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Length 1,038 km (645 mi)
Basin 80,100 km² (30,927 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 500 /s (17,657 cu ft/s)
Path of the Tagus through the Iberian Peninsula
Wikimedia Commons: Tagus
Website: Confederación Hidrográfica del Tajo

The Tagus (Latin Tagus, Spanish Tajo, Portuguese Tejo, pron. IPA: ['tɛʒʊ]) is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula. It measures 1,038 kilometers in length, 716 km of which are in Spain, 47 km as border between Portugal and Spain and the remaining 275 km in Portugal. It drains an area of 80,100 km² (the second largest in the Iberian peninsula after the Douro). It follows a very constricted course for much of its length, but after Almourol it enters a vast alluvian valley prone to flooding. Today the Alcantara Dam regulates much of the river's flow. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Photography by: Osvaldo Gago File links The following pages link to this file: Tagus ... The Castle of Almourol is situated in a small rocky island, in the middle of the Tagus river, in Portugal. ... Almonte may refer to: in geography: Almonte, Huelva— a town and municipality in Huelva province, Spain Almonte, Ontario— a town in Ontario, Canada in biography: Edwin Almonte— a baseball player in the United States Juan Almonte— a Mexican official and diplomat (1803-1869) see also Almont This is a disambiguation... There are several parishes that have the name Sever (pronunication: sheh-VEHR) in Portugal: Sever, a parish in the municipality of Moimenta da Beira Sever, a parish in the municipality of Santa Marta de Penaguião See also the independant rap artist Sever. ... Jarama River in Titulcia Jarama is a river in central Spain. ... Guadarrama is a town in the Community of Madrid in Spain. ... Alagón may refer to: Alagón River, a river in Spain, tributary of the Tagus Alagón, Zaragoza, a municipality in Spain Category: ... The Albarracin mountains can be found in spain. ... Teruel province Teruel is a province of central Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Aragon. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The cubic meter (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... It has been suggested that Thousand Cubic Feet be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ... The Douro or Duero (Latin: Durius, Spanish: Duero, Portuguese: Douro, pron. ... The Castle of Almourol is situated in a small rocky island, in the middle of the Tagus river, in Portugal. ... The Alcantara Dam, in Spain, regulates much of the flow of the Tagus River, the longest of the Iberian Peninsula, just before the river enters Portugal. ...


The source of the Tagus is the Fuente de García, in the Albarracín mountains. It ends in the Atlantic Ocean by Lisbon in a wide inverted estuary. The largest bridge across the river is the Vasco da Gama Bridge (in Lisbon, Portugal) with a total length of 17.2 km. It is also the largest bridge in Europe. The Pepper Wreck is the name of a shipwreck located and excavated at the mouth of the Tagus River between 1996 and 2001. The Albarracin mountains can be found in spain. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, Portugal. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Pepper Wreck is the name of a shipwreck excavated at the mouth of the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal, between 1996 and 2001. ...


The main cities it passes through are Aranjuez, Toledo and Talavera de la Reina in Spain, and Abrantes, Santarém, Almada and Lisbon in Portugal. Aranjuez is a town in the southern part of Autonomous Community of Madrid in central Spain and is the southernmost, and 48 km south of the city of Madrid. ... For other uses, see Toledo (disambiguation). ... Location Coordinates : 39° 58’N , 4°50’W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Talavera de la Reina (Spanish) Spanish name Talavera de la Reina Nickname The city of Pottery (La Ciudad de la Cerámica) Founded Celtic period 500 B.C. Postal... District Santarém Mayor   - Party Nélson Marques Carvalho Socialist Area 715. ... There are a number of places called Santarém: Santarém, Brazil Santarém, Portugal Santarém is also a Portuguese cheese. ... District or region Setúbal Mayor   - Party Emília Sousa CDU Area 70. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ...


The Portuguese regions of Alentejo and Ribatejo take their names from the river. Alentejo, from Além-Tejo (beyond the Tagus), and Ribatejo, from Arriba-Tejo (on the banks of the Tagus). There is a transvasement between the Tagus and the Segura River. NUTS II Alentejo region. ... Ancient province of Ribatejo The Tagus river crossing Ribatejo. ... A transvasement is an artificial passing of water from one river basin to another one, to solve problems of hydrographic imbalance. ... Segura River. ...


Trivia

A popular fado song in Lisbon notes that while people get older, the Tagus remains young (My hair getting white, the Tagus is always young). Fado (translated as destiny or fate) is a music genre which can be traced from the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. ...


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Tagus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (219 words)
The Tagus flows northwest through the mountains, past Teruel, then north across the Meseta of central Spain, past Toledo, to form part of the Spanish-Portuguese border.
The estuary of the Tagus (12 mi/19 km long) is one of Europe’s finest harbors; one of the longest suspension bridges in Europe, the Ponte 25 de Abril, spans the estuary.
The chief tributaries of the Tagus are the Alagón and Jarama rivers.
Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Tagus (855 words)
Located in northeastern Spain between the Ebro and Tagus rivers, it had long been inhabited before it was occupied in the 3d century by tribes of mixed Iberian and Celtic stock.
On the Tagus River, it was the stronghold of the Carpentini, a powerful Iberian tribe, when it was conquered by Rome in 193.
The province extended to the Atlantic coast between the Douro and the Mondego and SE of the Mondego to the upper Tagus.
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