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Location of the Guadalquivir in Andalusia

Location of the Guadalquivir in Andalusia

location Spain
River system Guadalquivir
Drain over Guadalquivir → Atlantic Ocean
source Cañada de las Fuentes, Jaén Province
37 ° 50 ′ 21 ″  N , 2 ° 58 ′ 25 ″  W
Source height ≈  1400  msnm
muzzle at Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the Atlantic Ocean Coordinates: 36 ° 47 '29 "  N , 6 ° 21' 24"  W 36 ° 47 '29 "  N , 6 ° 21' 24"  W
Mouth height msnm
Height difference 1400 m
Bottom slope 2.1 ‰
length 657 km
Catchment area 56,978 km²
Drain at the Seville gauge MQ
164.3 m³ / s
Left tributaries Guadiana Menor , Guadalbullón , Genil
Big cities Cordoba , Seville
Navigable below Seville
The Guadalquivir near Cordoba

The Guadalquivir near Cordoba

The Guadalquivir [ gu̯aðalkiˈβiɾ ] is with a length of 657 km the fifth longest river in Spain (after the Tagus , Ebro , Duero and Guadiana ) and the longest in Andalusia . The name comes from the Arabic al-wād al-kabir or Wadi al-Kabir ,الوادي الكبير, DMG al-Wādī l-kabīr 'the great river'. The flow was up to the time of Pre-Romanesque al-Andalus time in Baetis (later notation Betis called). He was eponymous for the Roman province of Hispania Baetica .

It rises near Cañada de las Fuentes in the Sierra de Cazorla ( Jaén province ), runs past Córdoba and Seville and flows into the Gulf of Cádiz at Sanlúcar de Barrameda . The alluvial land on the lower reaches of the river is called Las Marismas . The Guadalquivir also borders the Coto de Doñana nature reserve .

The Guadalquivir is the only navigable river in Spain. Currently it is also navigable for ocean-going ships as far as Seville. In Roman times it could be driven as far as Córdoba.

The ancient city of Tartessos is said to have been located at the mouth of the Guadalquivir; their exact location has not yet been determined.

The main tributaries are Genil , Guadalbullón and Guadiana Menor .



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