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Río Almanzora
Cuevas Almanzora Embalse.jpg
Near the mouth of the Almanzora, on a lake formed by a dam.
Mouth Mediterranean Sea (at Cuevas del Almanzora)
Basin countries Spain
Length 90 kilometres (56 mi)
Source elevation 1,900 metres (6,200 ft)
Mouth elevation 0 metres (0 ft)
Left tributaries Rambla de Albox
Right tributaries Albánchez Arroyo, Bacares River, Río del Valle
Rivers of Andalucia. The Almazora is the easternmost (rightmost) river shown.
Hydrography of the province of Almería. For most of its course, the Almanzora runs almost exactly from west to east.

The Almanzora River or River Almanzora (Spanish: Río Almanzora) is a river in the province of Almería, Andalusia, Spain. It is roughly 90 kilometres (56 mi) in length. For millennia, it has provided a route between the Mediterranean Sea and the interior of Andalusia.

The Ancient Romans called it the Surbo, from Latin flumen superbum, "superb river", for its terrible floods. Its present name derives from the the Arabic al-Mansura (المنصورة), "place of victory".

The sometimes destructive floods of the Almanzora have continued into modern times, with the most recent being October 1973.

This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-12-27 of the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.

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