It is known as basin to a term derived from Latin shell which can be used to mention different issues. A basin, according to theory, can be a geographical accident what does a depression on the surface of the Earth, a Valley in the middle of heights or a ground whose waters are directed towards the same sea, river or lake.
In this sense, we can talk about endorheic basin (when the most important channel flows into lakes or small bodies of Water ), exorheic basin (if it flows into the marine zone), reception basin (as is customary to identify the lower part of a course, where the waters are collected), reef basin (if the water infiltrates or evaporates prior to its mouth) or watershed (name that receives the territory drained by the same natural system).
A ocean basin On the other hand, it is a large and fairly uniform area that constitutes the bottom of the ocean . For the hydrology , all depression on the Earth covered by the sea is an ocean basin, while the geology defines the ocean basin as the wide depression that is below sea level.
A sedimentary basin , on the other hand, it is an accumulation of sediments that is produced by the erosion of the earth's surface. The thickness of the sediments means at least several hundred meters and an area of tens of square kilometers.
It should also be mentioned that Basin It is also the name of several cities, as the capital of the homonymous province found in Castilla la Mancha (Spain ), the city of south central Ecuador which is located in the province of Azuay or one of the districts of the province of Huancavelica in Peru .
The Spanish province of Cuenca, where many characters of great importance come from in the most diverse fields, such as the renowned writer Fray Luis de León or the singer of international success José Luis Perales, enjoys a series of cultural characteristics, geographical and social that distinguish it from the rest of the national territory and make it a mandatory destination, both for tourists and for people from the same country who have not yet stepped on the Cuenca soil.
In addition to its homonymous city, which represents a great cultural heritage for Spain, this province has many attractions for those who want their visit to be more than a retreat to rest and try new dishes; With countless monuments, cathedrals and beautiful natural landscapes, a few days are not enough to appreciate its many treasures. Some of the points that most interest tourists are the birth of River Cuervo, the famous Enchanted City and the Segóbriga Archaeological Park, a precious Roman site, whose theaters are without a doubt the protagonists.
Its geographical characteristics are very varied, as well as the cultures that have passed through the province at the historical level, which is a great wealth, which for example is reflected in its musical and artistic variety.
With respect to the gastronomic plane, they maintain a diet which helps to overcome the violent and sudden changes in temperature that they suffer when passing from one season to another. Its main source of raw material is meat, as Unfortunately it happens in the rest of the Spanish territory; partridges are hunted and lambs and chickens are raised, and with them they make an infinite number of dishes that represent another of the essential points of the Cuenca identity, as well as the Castilian.
They also highlight their sweets, such as alajú, which is usually prepared with honey, crumbled bread and almonds or nuts; as well as other aspects of the region, creativity and hard work are the key to the variety.