of the most important rivers in the Iberian peninsula
of Spain; River of Aragon; Zaragoza's river; River to the
Mediterranean; Longest river in Spain; Rain in Spain collector;
4 times a year
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Ebro is one of the most important rivers in the Iberian
Peninsula. It is the biggest river by discharge volume in Spain.
Ebro flows through cities such as Miranda de Ebro (Castile and
Leon), Logroño (La Rioja), Zaragoza (Aragon), and the
Catalan municipalities of Flix, Móra d'Ebre, Benifallet,
Tivenys, Xerta, Aldover, Tortosa, and Amposta.
Ebro River in Zaragoza
source is in Fontibre (Cantabria). The upper Ebro rushes through
rocky gorges in Burgos Province. Flowing roughly eastwards it
begins forming a wider river valley when it reaches Navarre and
La Rioja thanks to many tributaries flowing down from the Iberian
System on one side, and the Navarre mountains and the western
Pyrenees, on the other.
valley expands and the Ebro's flow then becomes slower as its
water volume increases flowing across Aragon. There, massive
tributaries flowing from the Central Pyrenees and the Iberian
System discharge large amounts of water, especially in spring
during the thawing season of the mountain snow. As it flows
through Zaragoza the Ebro, emblematic river of Aragon, is already
a sizeable river. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar stands
next to the Ebro.
reaching Catalonia the Ebro Valley narrows and the river becomes
constrained by mountain ranges, making wide bends. Massive dams
have been built in this area, like the dams at Mequinensa,
Riba-roja, Flix. In the final section of its course it bends
southwards and flows through spectacular gorges. The massive
calcareous cliffs of the Serra de Cardó range constrain
the river during this last stretch, separating the Ebro Valley
from the Mediterranean coastal area. After passing the gorges,
the Ebro bends again eastwards near Tortosa before discharging in
a delta on the Mediterranean Sea close to Amposta in the province
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