Guadalquivir


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Guadalquivir

(gwä'thälkēvēr`), river, c.350 mi (560 km) long, rising in the Sierra de Cazorla, SE Spain, and flowing generally SW past Córdoba and Seville into the Atlantic Ocean near Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Known to the Arabs as Wadi al-Kebir [the large river], it is the longest stream in the Andalusia region of S Spain. There are several hydroelectric plants along its course. In its middle course it flows through a populous fertile region at the foot of the Sierra Morena, where it is used extensively for irrigation. The area has a rich variety of plant life. The lower course of the Guadalquivir traverses extensive marshlands (Las Marismas) that are used for rice cultivation. The river is tidal to Seville (c.50 mi/80 km upstream), a major inland port and head of navigation for oceangoing vessels, and it is canalized between Seville and the sea.

Guadalquivir

 

a river in southern Spain. Length, 560 km; basin area, 57,000 sq km. The Guadalquivir originates in the northern part of the Andalusian Mountains, and its valley widens in the Andalusian Lowland; the width of the riverbed between the cities of Córdoba and Seville is 150-200 m. Below Seville the Guadalquivir flows along a flat coastal lowland and divides into branches. Before emptying into the Gulf of Cádiz on the Atlantic Ocean, the river regathers its waters into a single riverbed, then forms an estuary reaching 7 km in width. Its principal tributaries are the Guadiana Menor and Genii on the left and the Guadalimar and Rio de Huelva on the right. It is fed primarily by rain and reaches its water level in February and March. The average flow rate is 164 cu m per sec. It is navigable up to the city of Córdoba and as far as Seville for maritime vessels (at high tides). The Guadalquivir is used for irrigation.

Guadalquivir

the chief river of S Spain, rising in the Sierra de Segura and flowing west and southwest to the Gulf of C?diz: navigable by ocean-going vessels to Seville. Length: 560 km (348 miles)
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BEIRUT: Spain's Guadalquivir River has an Arabic name -- wadi al-kabir (big valley).
The main goals of this study are (1) to describe the nature and distribution of the alluvial terrace deposits of the Quaternary alluvial sediments of the Alto Guadalquivir Basin (SE Spain) based on sedimentary facies as well as on mineral and geochemical evidence, (2) to identify and discriminate different sediment sources of the Guadalquivir River alluvial deposits, (3) to estimate the potential factors that control the observed changes in the mineralogy and geochemistry within the different studied sedimentary sequences, and (4) to propose a terrace deposit model in the light of processes that have interacted to form the terrace sediments.
Ademas, los cambios en las geopoliticas y dinamicas regionales, las transformaciones historicas y culturales sucedidas en el territorio y protagonizadas por distintas formaciones sociales, los propios procesos geomorfologicos que afectaron al estuario, constituyen todos ellos factores que explican una influencia decreciente del estuario del Guadalquivir en el sistema regional, hasta adquirir hoy dia una condicion marginal en la actual ordenacion territorial de estos espacios, por mas que su presencia fuese determinante en la genesis del establecimiento protourbano antiguo y constituya un elemento esencial hasta al menos la colonizacion y municipalizacion romana.
The building, a former residential edifice near the bridge of Cristo de la Expiracion, on the banks of the Guadalquivir, was turned into the exquisite 4 star Seville boutique hotel with modern design, which all their guests know, thanks to a careful job of expansion and restructuring.
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