Almanzora River

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Almanzora River
Cuevas Almanzora Embalse.jpg
Near the mouth of the Almanzora, on a lake formed by a dam.
Mouth Mediterranean Sea (at Cuevas del Almanzora)
Basin countries Spain
Length 90 kilometres (56 mi)
Source elevation 1,900 metres (6,200 ft)
Mouth elevation 0 metres (0 ft)
Left tributaries Rambla de Albox
Right tributaries Albánchez Arroyo, Bacares River, Río del Valle
Rivers of Andalucia. The Almazora is the easternmost (rightmost) river shown.
Hydrography of the province of Almería. For most of its course, the Almanzora runs almost exactly from west to east.

The Almanzora River (Spanish: Río Almanzora) is a river located in the province of Almería in Andalusia, Spain.

The Almanzora river rises on the northern slope of the Sierra de los Filabres on the border between the provinces of Granada and Almeria . It passes through the cities of Seron , Tíjola , Purchena Cantoria , Albox , Arboleas and Zurgena , and passes near the town of Huercal Overa , through the town of Cuevas del Almanzora before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea in Punta del Rio , between Palomares and Villaricos , after a journey of 90 km .

Sometimes between swollen as in September 2012. Previous flood dated October 1973.

The Almanzora basin is bounded to the south by the Sierra de los Filabres which rises to 2,168 meters astronomical observatory of Calar Alto. Other highlights are the Tetica Bacares ( 2080 m) and Dos Picos ( 2086 m). To the south, neighboring watersheds are those of Andarax River (via the Nacimiento River and the Rambla de Tabernas ) , the Rio de Aguas and Antas river . To the west and north, it is bounded by the Sierra de las Estancias which includes the Sierra de Lúcar (1722 m) , the Sierra del Madroñal (1350 m) , the Sierra de Oria (1500 m) and the Sierra del Saliente (1450 m). To the west, adjoining watersheds is that of the Guadalquivir (via the Rio de Baza and rio Guardal joining the Guadalquivir river Guadiana Menor via rio ) . To the east it is bounded by the top of Cabezo de la Jara ( 1246 m) where an observatory, by the Sierra de Enmedio which rises to 856 m at Cerro del Medro by the Sierra de la Almenara ( 639 m Colorado ) and the Almagrera sierra which rises to 367 m at Mount Tenerife.Vers the north and east , the watershed is that of Segura (via the rambla de Chirivel and rio Guadalentin ) .

The Ancient Romans called it the Surbo, from Latin flumen superbum, "superb river", for its terrible floods. Its present name derives from the Arabic al-Mansura (المنصورة), "place of victory".


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-12-27 of the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 37°14′19″N 1°46′37″W / 37.2387°N 1.77687°W / 37.2387; -1.77687