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Mundo river, Riopar
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Mundo es un río español, principal afluente del río Segura que nace en la sierra manchega del Calar del Mundo, en la comarca de Sierra de Alcaraz (Albacete). Etimológicamente, "Mundo" no procede del sustantivo referente a "mundo" (del lat. mundus), sino del adjetivo "mundo" (lat. mundo), antónimo de "inmundo": "límpio, lavado, claro..".

El geógrafo andalusí Al-Zuhri recoge la más que posible denominación del actual río Mundo como Mīšūnīš, puesto que la entonces alquería que era entonces la localidad de Mesones en el municipio de Molinicos le daría nombre al río al ser la primera localidad atravesada por él.

Su nacimiento se encuentra en un lugar turístico llamado Los Chorros del río Mundo al que acuden muchas personas para ver sus cataratas y su profunda cueva (se conocen más de 32 km), desde donde se precipitan los chorros por un farallón de más de 300 m de altura. El volumen de agua de las cataratas es muy variable y puede ser escaso en tiempo de sequía. Pero el fenómeno es singular, debido a que está conectado con un acuífero de tipo kárstico, que produce estas bruscas variaciones estacionales, denominadas también, surgencias en "Trop plein". La mejor época para visitarlas es la primavera, en las fechas cuando se produce espontáneamente una explosión extraordinaria de surgencia de agua; fenómeno kárstico curioso y popularmente conocido en la zona como el "Reventón".

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