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Bank It is a term that comes from the Latin word riparian and that mentions the shore or the margin of a course of Water . For example: “The wind dragged the ship to the riverbank and made it run aground”, “The pollution of the riverbank is unacceptable”, “The government ordered the evacuation of all the people who live on the riverbank”.

The riverbank, therefore, is the fringe of land which is next to a River , a lake , a lagoon , a stream or a sea . Their characteristics can be very varied, existing banks of wide dimensions and others much smaller.

It is possible to find sandy, earthy banks, with stones or covered by vegetation. The land adjacent to the riverbank is usually known as Beach : It is one of the most popular spaces in times of high temperatures, as people approach the sea or the river to rest and cool off.

In Spain there are numerous localities and regions that are known as riverbanks. In this sense, we can talk about Ribera del Ebro , Ribera del Duero and Ribera Navarra , among many other places.

All this without overlooking the existence of different Spanish towns that bear in their name the word that concerns us. This would be the case, for example, of Ribera del Fresno, in Badajoz, or Ribera de la Polvorosa, in León.

Bank Finally, it is a frequent surname in Spain and in several countries Latin Americans The writer Anastasio Pantaleón de Ribera , football player José Luis Ribera Uranga and the architect Pedro de Ribera They are some of the personalities that share this surname.

All this without forgetting, of course, the great Spanish painter and engraver José de Ribera (Játiva 1591 - Naples 1652). He was popularly known as "El Españolito" and developed most of his career in Italian lands.

Henri Matisse, Manet or Fragonard are some of the artists who were inspired by his work, of which we can point out a myriad of works that have become key figures in history. However, among the most significant are the painting of "The Immaculate Conception" (1636), the painting of "The Trinity" (1635) and other pictorial works such as "The Martyrdom of St. Philip" (1639), "The Dream of Jacob ”(1639) or“ Assumption of the Magdalene ”(1636).

Notably Rivera , with "V" , it is also a surname and the name that receives a bounded flow of water.

Precisely famous people with this surname is, for example, the Spanish politician Albert Rivera (Barcelona 1979), who is the head of the Citizens party list. All this without forgetting the Mexican singer Carlos Rivera (Huamantla 1986), which was announced in 2004 after proclaiming himself a winner of a talent show in his country. He has participated in musicals of great success in different nations and his discography includes songs of great repercussion such as "And if you knew," "I am not the air", "Love and live" or "You were not for me."

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