Tirso (river)

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Country Italy
Physical characteristics
  location Punta Pianedda (Buddusò) plateau
  elevation985 m (3,232 ft)
Mouth Mediterranean Sea
Gulf of Oristano
39°53′06″N8°32′26″E / 39.885°N 8.54056°E / 39.885; 8.54056 Coordinates: 39°53′06″N8°32′26″E / 39.885°N 8.54056°E / 39.885; 8.54056
0 m (0 ft)
Length152 km (94 mi)
Basin size3,375 km2 (1,303 sq mi)
  average4.28 m3/s (151 cu ft/s)

The Tirso (Sardinian : Tirsu, Latin Thyrsus) is a 152-kilometre (94 mi) river, the most important of the island of Sardinia (Italy). It rises from the plateau of Buddusò, on the slopes of the Punta Pianedda at an elevation of 985 metres (3,232 ft) and crosses the island from east to west, passing through Lake Omodeo and entering the sea in the Gulf of Oristano.

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