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. I have heard that name in Greece."
"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."
(1991): A evolucao Recente de Alguns Trocos do Litoral entre Espinho e o Cabo Mondego. Actas do 2 Simposio sobre Proteccao e Revalorizacao da Faixa Costeira do Minho ao Liz, University of Oporto: 85-95.
Director Kevin Reynolds adds just the right amount of laughs while Guy Pearce curls his lip as though his life depended on it as the treacherous Fernand Mondego.
The George Baker-trained Mondego defied top weight and a 6lb penalty to win the first division, although jockey Matthew Davies picked up a three-day ban (November 3-5) for careless riding, while Giant Sequoia made it two from two for trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam in the finale.
It is located in the center of Portugal, in the Lower Mondego (Baixo Mondego), at approximately 200 km from the capital and 115 km from the second largest city in the country.
Souza JR, Ferreira E, Cargnelutti Filho A, Boica Junior AL, Chagas EF, Mondego JM.
and Carvalho, J.: 2015, Patterns of rare earth and other trace elements in Paleogene and Miocene clayey sediments from the Mondego platform (Central Portugal).