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Cantillana Dam

Water Dams in Sevilla

Cantillana Dam & Reservoir

Cantillana Dam was built in 1956 on the bed of the Guadalquivir River, in the Andalusian municipality of Cantillana, province of Sevilla.

Cantillana is a gravity dam type with a height from foundations of 23 meters and a crest lenght of 200 meters.

Cantillana Reservoir belong to the Guadalquivir River Basin and has a capacity of 7,770 hm3.

Uses of Cantillana Reservoir

Regulation
Water Supplying
Hydroelectrict
Irrigation

Cantillana Dam & Reservoir

Cantillana Municipality

Cantillana is located in the center of the province of Seville, on the right bank of the Guadalquivir River and on the left of the Viar, a tributary of the latter.

It limits to the north with the Pedroso, Castilblanco de los Arroyos and Cazalla de la Sierra; to the south with Brenes; to the east with Tocina, Alcolea del Río and Villanueva del Río y Minas and to the west with Burguillos and Villaverde del Río.

It is located 61 meters above sea level and is 30 km from Seville by road, with a railway station on the Seville – Córdoba line.

The municipal term has an extension of 107.8 square km. Its three quarters are flat and one of them is mountain, located to the northwest, formed by the last foothills of Sierra Morena. From the plateau where the town is located, you can see the extensive countryside that stretches to the outskirts of Seville. Its land is good and its fields abound with cotton, corn, sunflower, olive and fruit crops.

The inhabitants are called cantillaneros. The municipality is made up of an urban nucleus and several smaller population entities: La Monta, La Estación, El Cerrado de Miura and Los Pajares.

The origins of this town go back to the time of polished stone, as evidenced by the abundant archaeological remains found at the confluence of the Guadalquivir with the Viar and in other places in the area.


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