Aveiro Lagoon

40.758336 - 8.687553Koordinaten: 40 ° 45 '30 " N, 8 ° 41' 15 " W

The Ria de Aveiro is a water landscape on the Portuguese west coast. It extends from the ovary to the north and Mira in the south to about 45 km in length along the coast. Your greatest extent it reaches about 11 km with the city of Aveiro, at the mouth of the Rio Vouga. The campus of the 1980s redesigned by architect Nuno Portas University of Aveiro is adjacent to the waterscape.

The Ria de Aveiro is known for its biodiversity, which has developed in this unique brackish water environment. Ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean provide the area with plenty of fresh salt water, the mouths of the rivers provide fresh water supplies. In the field of the urban area of Aveiro Ria is used for salt extraction: At high tide, salt water is directed to specific fields, the vaporized by the sun 's rays and crystallized sea salt leaves. The salt is heaped into piles that shape the landscape as white cone.

The species richness of the vast body of water is the traditional livelihood of many fishermen in the region.