Deva (river)

The Deva is a river in Northern Spain, flowing through the Autonomous Communities of Cantabria and Asturias until it flows into Tina Mayor, an estuary. Its main tributaries are the Cares and Urdón rivers, among others.

Deva
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Deva River in Camaleño
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Course of the Deva
Location
CountrySpain
StateCantabria, Asturias
Physical characteristics
SourceCirque
 • locationFuente Dé, Camaleño
 • elevation1,100 m (3,600 ft)
MouthTina Mayor
 • location
Bay of Biscay
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length64 km (40 mi)
Basin size1,195 km2 (461 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • locationmouth
 • average33.4 m3/s (1,180 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftUrdón, Cares
 • rightQuiviesa, Bullón

Deva is the name of a Celtic goddess related to the waters. As the names of the English rivers Dee, which are related, this may come from the Proto-Indo-European *deiueh2-, meaning 'a goddess'.

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