Río de la Miel

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River of Honey
Río de la Miel.
Río de la Miel is located in Andalusia
Río de la Miel
Location within Algeciras
Native nameRío de la Miel  (Spanish)
Autonomous RegionAndalusia
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationSierra del Bujeo
 ⁃ location
port of Algeciras, Algeciras, Spain.
 ⁃ coordinates
36°06′57″N 5°29′16″W / 36.1158°N 5.4878°W / 36.1158; -5.4878Coordinates: 36°06′57″N 5°29′16″W / 36.1158°N 5.4878°W / 36.1158; -5.4878
Length9 kilometres (5.6 mi)

The Río de la Miel is a short river in the south of Spain, emptying into the Bay of Gibraltar at Algeciras. It falls over a distance of 350 metres including some waterfalls and working water mills. As the port of Algeciras expanded, docks on the river became marooned inland, and within the town much of the river is now culverted.

The literal translation of the name is the honey river.