Mijares (river)

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Mijares / Millars
EmbSitjar Ribesalbes.jpg
The Mijares River at the Sitjar dam with Ribesalbes town in the background
Country Spain
Basin features
Main source Sierra de Gúdar, El Castellar
1,600 m (5,200 ft)
River mouth Mediterranean Sea
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 4,028 km2 (1,555 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 156 km (97 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    14.72 m3/s (520 cu ft/s)

The Mijares or Millars (Spanish: Mijares, Catalan: Millars, Aragonese: Millars) is a river in Aragon and the Valencian Community, eastern Spain. It flows into the Mediterranean Sea between Almassora and Burriana. The Mijares River marks the southernmost limit of the Catalan Mediterranean System.

This river originates at a height of 1,600 m in the Sierra de Gúdar, Sistema Ibérico. It is 156 km long, with a 4,028 km2 wide basin and an average flow of 14.72 m3 per second at Cirat. This river is the main source of irrigation water for agriculture in the Plana Baixa comarca.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Joaquim Aparici Vilar, L'Agricultura al terme de Borriana, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló de la Plana. ISBN 84-8021-030-3

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Coordinates: 39°54′31.02″N 0°0′44.18″E / 39.9086167°N 0.0122722°E / 39.9086167; 0.0122722