Gave de Pau

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Gave de Pau
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Gave de Pau in Orthez.
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Location
Country France
Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Pyrenees
Mouth  
  location
Gaves réunis
  coordinates
43°32′24″N1°5′24″W / 43.54000°N 1.09000°W / 43.54000; -1.09000 (Gaves réunis-Gave de Pau) Coordinates: 43°32′24″N1°5′24″W / 43.54000°N 1.09000°W / 43.54000; -1.09000 (Gaves réunis-Gave de Pau)
Length181.3 km (112.7 mi)
Basin size5,200 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
Discharge 
  average82 m3/s (2,900 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression Gaves réunisAdourAtlantic Ocean

The Gave de Pau is a river of south-western France. It takes its name from the city of Pau, through which it flows. The river is 181.3 kilometres (112.7 mi) long (190.7 kilometres (118.5 mi) including the Gaves réunis), [1] and its source is at the Cirque de Gavarnie in the Pyrenees mountains. The Gave de Pau joins the Gave d'Oloron in Peyrehorade to form the about 9-kilometre (6 mi) long Gaves réunis (united Gaves), which is a left tributary of the Adour. The Gaves réunis is often considered to be part of the Gave de Pau. [1]

Its main tributaries are the Béez, the Néez, the Ouzoum and the Ousse.

The Gave de Pau flows through the following départements and towns:

Maintenance work on the bed of the river Working on the bed of the gave de Pau 5.jpg
Maintenance work on the bed of the river

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References

  1. 1 2 Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Gave de Pau (Q---0100)".