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<!-- End Infobox template table -->The Leitzaran
(, or Leizarán
in Spanish) is a river and a valley in the Navarre
and the Basque Country
). It flows into the river Oria
from its right.
Its source is in the Leitza
municipality in Navarre
, and it is 42 km long. It enters into Gipuzkoa
in a place called Urto. It takes water from the municipalities of Areso
and has an area of 124.02 km², of which 69.72 km² belongs to Gipuzkoa.
Valle de Leizaran
part of its basin is known as "Valle de Leizaran" (Leitzaran Valley, while the very name Leitzaran
means 'the Leitza
valley' in Basque), and it mostly shapes up in the "Macizo de Cinco Villas", formed by materials formed in the Paleozoic
(concretely in the Carboniferous
), mostly slate and sandstone, fold during the Hercynian orogeny
. The Leitzaran is very crooked and shows several meanders.
The gipuscoan Leitzaran is bounded in the east by the river Urumea
’s valley, divided by the Adarra
mountain chain. Altzadi in this chain treads into the valley and separates the gipuscoan and the navarre Leitzaran. The dividing line in the west starts in Arizmendi and joins the Uzturre-Ipuliño chain later, in Belabieta. This mountains separates the valley from Zelai and Elduain, as well as the... Read More