The Latin word torrens came to our language as torrent . The concept is usually used with reference to Water which flows with impetus in a natural way due to the thaw or precipitation.
The torrents, in this sense, are formed in mountainous or uneven regions. When descending from the upper sectors, erode he ground through which they advance. The torrent is formed by the drainage channel, the reception basin and the alluvial fan.
In the biology and the medicine , is called torrent to Blood flow . When the blood It advances through the vessels and travels through the circulatory system, therefore, one can speak of a bloodstream.
For colloquial language, a torrent is a crowding of things, situations or individuals For example: “The first days of each year a torrent of tourists arrives at the town to enjoy the beaches”, “The shopping centers were collapsed by the torrent of buyers willing to take advantage of the offers”, “A torrent of children filled the theater”.
Torrent it is also a surname common in Spain and in some Latin American countries. One of the personalities with this last name is Gonzalo Torrente Ballester , a Spanish writer born in 1910 and died in 1999 .
This author has become a key piece of literature in Spanish of all time, as certified by some of the important awards he received such as the National Narrative Prize, the Cervantes Prize and even the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters , among others. And those came thanks to works of great value such as the trilogy "The joys and shadows" (1957 - 1962), "Chronicle of the stunned king" (1989) or the play "The Journey of Young Tobias" (1938).
In the field of fiction, the character is very popular José Luis Torrente , created and interpreted by Santiago Segura and protagonist of a saga of five comic films.
In 1998 it was when the premiere of the first film of the saga, "Torrente, the silly arm of the law" was held, and it was a success since the protagonist is a man who does not leave indifferent. This is a macho policeman, with racist and xenophobic ideas, very dirty, always involved in murky affairs, which is a disaster at work and is willing to skip the law in order to achieve his purposes, which he considers fair.
Its creator recognizes that to shape this unique character, always surrounded by individuals from the darkest and most criminal social spheres, he was inspired by endless figures, real or fictional, from which he was taking nuances to configure that one. Specifically, we are referring to Inspector Clouseau, Paco Martínez Soria or Antonio Ozores, Chiquito de la Calzada, Groucho Marx, Orson Welles and even Hommer Simpson, among others.
The city Spanish from Torrent finally it is in the Valencian Community and has more than 80,000 residents according to the demographic data of 2014 .