More photos in the vicinity:
Fortress of Alcoutim with Rio Guadiana in the Background
Sanlucar de Guadiana seen from Alcoutim
Church of Alcoutim

Cork is part of the bark of the cork-oak (Quercus Suber). Here you see a specimen which had been harvested not too long ago. It takes about 10 years to develop a bark which is thick enough to be useful for cork production.
Date: Jul 26, 2004
Longitude: -7 27.60'
Latitude: 37 27.11'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08