Tambre (river)

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River Tambre
Hidrogalicia rio tambre.svg
Tambre river basin (dark blue)
Native nameRío Tambre 
StateGalicia (Spain)
Physical characteristics
SourceMontes de Bocelo
 ⁃ locationSobrado, A Coruña
Length134 km (83 mi)
Basin size1,531 km2 (591 sq mi)
 ⁃ locationPonte Nafonso
 ⁃ average54.1[1] m3/s (1,910 cu ft/s)
 ⁃ maximum1,160 m3/s (41,000 cu ft/s)12 December 1989
Basin features
 ⁃ leftMera, Sionlla
 ⁃ rightMaruzo, Samo, Lengüelle, Dubra, Barcala

The Tambre is a coastal river that crosses Galicia, in northwestern Spain. Its basin covers 1,531 square kilometres (591 sq mi).

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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  1. ^ Río Barja, Francisco Javier; Rodríguez Lestegas, Francisco (1992). Os rios galegos : morfoloxia e rexime. Santiago de Compostela: Consello da cultura galega. p. 150. ISBN 8487172768.

Coordinates: 42°49′42″N 8°52′23″W / 42.8282°N 8.8730°W / 42.8282; -8.8730