|Guadalupe (Río Guadalupe)|
The watershed of the Guadiana
|Main source||Sierra de Villuercas,
1,157 m (3,796 ft)
|River mouth||Garcia de Sola Dam, Guadiana
Valdecaballeros municipality, Badajoz Province
391 m (1,283 ft)
|Progression||Guadiana - Atlantic Ocean|
|Length||40.56 km (25.20 mi)|
It flows southwards into the Guadiana at the Garcia de Sola Dam, barely 1.5 km east of Valdecaballeros. There is an abandoned nuclear power plant, the Valdecaballeros Nuclear Power Plant, as well as a small dam near its mouth.
The name is believed to be derived from the Arabic phrase وادي اللب, "Wad-al-lubb" ("hidden river"), because the river narrows down as it flows near to the town of Guadalupe.
An alternate and incorrect etymological explanation which is commonly found on the internet states that the name may have derived from the Arabic word for "valley" or "river" (wadi) and the Latin word lupus, meaning wolf.
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