Adour

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Adour
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Adour seen from the bridge at Aire-sur-l'Adour
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Native nameL'Adour (m)  (French)
Location
Country France
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationHigh-Bigorre
  elevation2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Mouth  
  location
Atlantic Ocean
  coordinates
43°31′46″N1°31′25″W / 43.52944°N 1.52361°W / 43.52944; -1.52361 (Atlantic Ocean-Adour) Coordinates: 43°31′46″N1°31′25″W / 43.52944°N 1.52361°W / 43.52944; -1.52361 (Atlantic Ocean-Adour)
Length308 km (191 mi)
Basin size16,880 km2 (6,520 sq mi)
Discharge 
  average150 m3/s (5,300 cu ft/s)

The Adour (Basque : Aturri, Occitan : Ador) is a river in southwestern France. It rises in High-Bigorre (Pyrenees), in the commune of Aspin-Aure, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) near Bayonne. It is 308.3 kilometres (191.6 mi) long, [1] of which the uppermost ca. 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) is known as the Adour de Payolle. At its final stretch, i.e. on its way through Bayonne and a short extent upstream, the river draws the border between the Northern Basque Country and Landes regions.

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Places along the river

Départements and towns along the river include:

Tributaries

a scow on the Adour in Bayonne in 1843 by Eugene de Malbos. Bayonne, rive de l'Adour - Fonds Ancely - B315556101 A MALBOS 2 014.jpg
a scow on the Adour in Bayonne in 1843 by Eugène de Malbos.

The main tributaries of the Adour are, from source to mouth: [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Adour (Q---0000)".