The etymology of the term ravine it is not clear, although it is believed that it could have a pre-Roman origin. The concept is used to refer to a precipice or a abyss.

RavineA ravine is a steep slope. It can be caused by a tectonic plate movement in places near a subduction zone or by the erosion that causes a stream or a river.

Ravines can be found in many regions. In the zone of Death valley (known in Spanish as death Valley), which is in the mojave desert (USA), there are numerous ravines.

The canyoning, on the other hand, is a sport which consists of advancing through ravines and river beds, using different techniques. This practice involves traveling on foot in some sections and swimming in others.

It is called ravine, on the other hand, groove that a stream of water generates in the land. The water, in this frame, causes a break in the surface.

Ravine is also the name of a district of lime, the capital of Peru. This neighborhood is characterized by its bohemian spirit, with numerous art galleries. Because of its appeal to him tourism, which includes points of interest such as The Hermitage, the Bridge of Sighs and the Saint Francis Square, on Ravine hotels, restaurants and bars abound.

On Portugal, by last, Ravines is a town which belongs to the district of Beja and borders with Spain. Its area of ​​just over 168 square kilometers is inhabited by about 1,700 people.