Tagus, River

   The Tagus (Rio Tejo in Portugal, Rio Tajo in Spain) is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. It rises in east-central Spain, east of Madrid, and flows west across Spain to the Portuguese border for about 60 kilometers (36 miles), forming a section of the Luso-Spanish border, then turns southwest and enters the Atlantic at Lisbon. The Tagus estuary is an important harbor resource. About 16 kilometers (10 miles) above Lisbon, the Tagus burgeons into a 11 kilometer (7-mile-wide) lagoon that narrows at Lisbon to a channel of some 3 kilometers (2 miles) wide and 18 kilometers (8 miles) long, blocked in part by a sand bar. The Tagus is navigable as far as the town of Abrantes, roughly 240 kilometers (146 miles) upriver. In tradition and history, this river acts as a kind of dividing line between north and south Portugal, each with its different regions and features.

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