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.

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Sandwiched between Lisbon and Porto on the Mondego River 20 miles from the coast, the ancient university town of Coimbra perches on a hill topped by a palace.
Swiss fans drowned their sorrows alongside our fans - some of whom cooled off in the Mondego River.