Gers (river)

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Gers
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Gers River in Auch
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Location
Country France
Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Plateau de Lannemezan
Mouth  
  location
Garonne
  coordinates
44°8′40″N0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers) Coordinates: 44°8′40″N0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers)
Length175.4 km (109.0 mi)
Basin size1,227 km2 (474 sq mi)
Discharge 
  average7.06 m3/s (249 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression GaronneGironde estuaryAtlantic Ocean

The Gers (French:  [ʒɛʁ(s)] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a 175-kilometre (109 mi) long river in southern France, left tributary of the Garonne. [1]

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Its source is in the foothills of the Pyrenees, near Lannemezan. It flows north through the départements Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers and Lot-et-Garonne. It flows into the Garonne in Layrac, near Agen. The city Auch lies along the river Gers. It gives its name to the Gers département.

Toponymy

The name of the Gers appears in the sixth century as Ægirtius, de Egircio flumine and Gircius. It is known as in flumine Gersio in 817 and as Iercius in the 13th century.

Departments and cities

The Gers river in Ornezan La digue sur le Gers a Ornezan.jpg
The Gers river in Ornézan

The Gers passes through the following departments and main towns:

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References

  1. Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Le Gers (O6--0250)".