Photographer's Note

Hi All again, this is my 5th posting about an international bridge between Portugal and Spain, the bridge crosses the famous river Guadiana, the land you see on the other side is Spain.

Guadiana or Arabic Wadi Ana‎ and sebsequently changed to Guadiana, is one of the major rivers of Spain and Portugal. It forms part of the border between the two countries, separating Extremadura and Andalucia (Spain) from Alentejo and Algarve (Portugal).

It is 778 kilometers long and drains an area of about 67,000 square kilometers. It flows into the Gulf of Cadiz, part of the Atlantic Ocean, between Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal) and Ayamonte (Spain).
Badajoz, Spain, is the largest city on the river.

The largest portuguese cities along the Guadiana are Elvas,Moura, Serpa and Vila Real de Santo António,the latter is 2 km from its mouth. There are nearly two thousand dams on the river, the largest of which is the Alqueva dam,near Moura,in Beja district, in Portuguese territory. In Spain the river flows east to west,then flows south,in Spain and Portugal.

Please visit my page in order to catch up with my mini series about this bridge, many thanks to all.

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