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Ebro

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This article is about the Spanish river. For the city in Florida, see Ebro, Florida.


The Ebro (Greek Έβρος Latin Iberus, Spanish Ebro, Catalan Ebre) is one of the major rivers of Spain. Starts at Fontibre (province of Cantabria), passes Miranda de Ebro, Logroño, Saragossa, Flix, Tortosa, Amposta and ends with a delta in the Mediterranean Sea in the province of Tarragona.

According to the rejected Plan Hidrológico Nacional, Ebro water would be channelled south to Valencia and Murcia.

The zebra mussel is an invading species that is extending upstream in Ebro waters.

Tributaries


Name

The Latin name may be related to that of Iberia and the pre-Roman Iberians (and Celtiberians). It may have a relation to the modern Basque word ibar ("a kind of valley").

The valley of this river is the setting for the short story Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway.


Ebro was also the name of a Spanish truck brand.

External links

ca:Ebre de:Ebro es:Ebro eo:Ebro fr:Èbre gl:Ebro nl:Ebro pl:Ebro

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