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Matarranya (river)

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The Matarranya (Spanish: Río Matarraña, Catalan: Riu Matarranya) is a river in the provinces of Teruel and Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. It begins its course at 1,200 m northeast of the Tossal d'Encanader, Ports de Beseit.[1] limestone massif near La Pobla de Benifassà.

Matarranya
Renfe R470 en el Matarranya hacia Faiò.jpg
Bridge over the Matarranya River close to Faió
Location
CountryAragon, Spain
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationBarranc del Salt, Ports de Beseit
 - elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
Ebro
 - elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Length100 km (62 mi)
Basin size1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average6.51 m3/s (230 cu ft/s)

The Matarranya flows roughly from south to north into the Ebro (Ebre), 4 km east of Faió (Fayón). This river gives its name to the Matarranya Catalan language-speaking comarca of Aragon.[2]

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