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Ebro Boat Hire, Fishing The River Ebro in Genistar, Tarragona,
Catalan region, south of the city of Barcelona, runs the
River Ebro to the Mediterranean Sea offering 80 kilometers
of navigable waterways without any lock.
River Ebro has the greatest discharge of any Iberian river,
and is the longest in Spain, and second only to the Tajo
( Tagus, in thoery, in English) in Iberia . Its importance
is reflected in the name of Peninsula, which almost certainly
comes from the river, first known as the Iber and Iberus
and Ebro, and not the other way around. It was first used
in the 6th century BC by a Greek author in reference to
the Iberians, or the people who lived along the Iberus
( Ebro ) river. Ultimately the word may well derive from
the Basque words ibai (river) and ibar (valley), and these
from ur meaning water. Linguists have noted similarities
with the names of 200 other European rivers and streams
(e.g. Ibar in Serbia, Ebrach and several Eberbach in Germany,
Irwell in The UK) giving a tantalising clue as to a form
of Basque being once spoken throughout Europe before the
arrival of Indo-European tribes and languages.
north bank of the river is fed first by the rivers of the
Cordillera Cantábrica and then by those of the Pyrenees,
including the Aragón, Gállego and Cinca-Segre,
and to the south generally with a lower discharge, by tributaries
from the Sistema Ibérico, including the Oja, Iregua,
Jalón and Guadalope. Consequently, the Ebro can
be said to drain much of the southern Pyrenees and the
northern Sistema Ibérico. Although the climate at
its source is Atlantic, most of the Ebro 's journey is
accompanied by a continental climate with low rainfall,
scorching summers and cold, dry winters.. This is particularly
the case of the arid expanses of central Aragon isolated
by oceanic influences, particularly in a triangle formed
between Zaragoza, Alcañiz and Lleida. From here
it moves into Mediterranean climes proper.