Tambre river basin (dark blue)
|Native name||Río Tambre|
|Source||Montes de Bocelo|
|⁃ location||Sobrado, A Coruña|
|Length||134 km (83 mi)|
|Basin size||1,531 km2 (591 sq mi)|
|⁃ location||Ponte Nafonso|
|⁃ average||54.1 m3/s (1,910 cu ft/s)|
|⁃ maximum||1,160 m3/s (41,000 cu ft/s)12 December 1989|
|⁃ left||Mera, Sionlla|
|⁃ right||Maruzo, Samo, Lengüelle, Dubra, Barcala|
The river flows through the province of A Coruña; the municipalities along its course are Sobrado, Curtis, Vilasantar, Boimorto, Mesía, Frades, Arzúa, O Pino, Oroso, Ordes, Trazo, Tordoia, Santiago de Compostela, Val do Dubra, Ames, A Baña, Brion, Negreira, Outes, Mazaricos, Noia and Lousame. Its mouth forms the Ría de Muros e Noia estuary.
It has been designated a Site of Community Importance.
In ancient times it was called "Támaris", its name being related to that of the River Tamar in Cornwall. It was from the lands north of this river that the Spanish House of Trastámara derived its name (Tras-Támara - "across the Tamara".)
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