Mondego


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Mondego

 

(Rio Mondego), a river in Portugal. Length, 227 km; basin area, 6,700 sq km. The Mondego rises on the northeastern slopes of the Serra da Estrêla, flowing mostly in the mountains; it empties into the Atlantic. There is winter flooding; while low water is in summer. There are sharp fluctuations in water level and flow (changes in water discharges from 1 to 3,000 cu m per sec). The river is navigable for 80 km from its mouth. The city of Coimbra is on the river, and Figueira da Foz is near its mouth.

References in classic literature ?
Ah, yes; what you tell me recalls to mind something about the name of Fernand Mondego.
Well, write to your correspondent in Yanina, and ask him what part was played by a Frenchman named Fernand Mondego in the catastrophe of Ali Tepelini.
We also visited Coimbra itself, a university town that now boasts the towering Ponte Europa, spanning the Rio Mondego, which was completed in time for Euro 2004.
We also visited Coimbra itself, a university town which now boasts the towering Ponte Europa, spanning the Rio Mondego, which was completed in time for Euro 2004.
Swiss fans drowned their sorrows alongside our fans - some of whom cooled off in the Mondego River.
Other works attributed to thim include the Pacos Reais of Mondego, and the churches of Freixo de Espada a Cinta, Olivenca, and Golega.
It is about 370 miles long, and 125 miles wide, and along its length dissected by three great rivers, the Douro, Mondego and Tagus.
Pearce takes the part of yellow-toothed Fernand Mondego, evil friend of our swashbuckling hero Edmond Dantes, well played by James Caviezel.
Ashby keeps his place in the England team to compete in the 49th World Championships on the River Mondego, Portugal, on September 14 and 15.
But not everything in his garden is rosy, for his best friend, Fernand Mondego (Pearce), can't stand the thought of his low-born buddy having it all.
Aussie Guy Pearce, seen recently in Momento, plays baddie Fernand Mondego and sexy Dagmara Dominczyk is love interest Mercedes.