List of rivers of Switzerland

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Map of lakes and rivers of Switzerland

The following is a list of rivers in Switzerland.

The longest Swiss rivers[change | change source]

(> 100 km, only the length in Switzerland:)

  1. Rhine - 375 km - 36'494 km2
  2. Aar - 295 km - 17'779 km2
  3. Rhône - 264 km - 10'403 km2
  4. Reuss - 158 km - 3'425 km2
  5. Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 km2
  6. Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 km2
  7. Thur 125 km - 1'724 km2
  8. Inn - 104 km - 2'150 km2

Rivers and their tributaries[change | change source]

Aar at Bern

Switzerland is drained into four directions:

Some rivers (like the Danube) do not flow through Switzerland themselves. They are list for having Swiss tributaries. They are given in italics.

Rhine - 375 km - 36,494 km2 (main branch in Hoek van Holland, Netherlands)
Wiese - km - km2 (in Basel)
Birsig 21 km - 82 km2 (in Basel)
Birs - 73 km - 924 km2 (in Basel)
Aar - 295 km - 17'779 km2 (in Koblenz)
Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 km2 (in Brugg)
Sihl - 73 km - 341 km2 (in Zürich)
Reuss - 158 km - 3,425 km2 (in Brugg)
Kleine Emme - 58 km - 477 km2 (near Luzern)
Emme - 80 km - 983 km2 (in Solothurn)
Orbe / Thielle - 57 km - 488 km2 (into Lake Biel in La Neuveville)
Broye - 86 km - 850 km2 (into Lake Neuchâtel in La Sauge)
Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 km2 (near Bern)
Kander - 44 km - 1'126 km2 (into Lake Thun near Thun)
Simme - 53 km - 594 km2 (in Wimmis)
Lütschine - km - (into Lake Brienz near Interlaken)
Töss - 58 km - 442 km2 (in Teufen)
Thur - 125 km - 1724 km2 (near Flaach)
Landquart - 43 km - 618 km2 (in Landquart)
Vorderrhein - 67,5 km - 1'514 km2 (at Reichenau, near Chur)
Hinterrhein - 57,3 km - 1'693 km2 (at Reichenau)
Albula - 36 km - 950 km2 (near Thusis)
Julia - km - km2 (in Tiefencastel)
Landwasser 30.5 km
Rhône - 264 km - 10'403 km2 (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France)
Saône - km - km2 (in Lyon, France)
Doubs - 74 km - 1'310 km2 (in Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, France)
Allaine - 28 km - 197 km2 (near Montbéliard, France)
Arve - km - km2 (in Geneva)
Drance - 43 km - 678 km2 (in Martigny)
Lonza - km - km2 (in Gampel)
Vispa - 40 km - 787 km2 (in Visp)
Po (near Venice, Italy)
Adda - km - km2 (in Cremona, Italy)
Breggia - km - km2 (into Lake Como, between Cernobbio and Como, Italy)
Mera - km - km2 (into Lake Como in Sorico, Italy)
Poschiavino - km - km2 (in Tirano, Italy)
Ticino - 91 km - 1'616 km2 (in Pavia, Italy)
Toce - km - km2 (into Lake Maggiore in Verbania, Italy)
Diveria - km - km2 (near Domodossola, Italy)
Tresa - 13 km - 754 km2 (into Lake Maggiore in Luino, Italy)
Maggia - 55 km - 926 km2 (into Lake Maggiore in Locarno)
Adige (near Venice, Italy)
Rom - km - km2 (in Glurns, Italy)
Danube (in Sulina, Romania)
Inn - 104 km - 2'150 km2 (in Passau, Germany)

List by letter[change | change source]

Aar, Albula, Allaine, Arve, Birs, Birsig, Breggia, Broye, Diveria, Doubs, Drance, Emme, Hinterrhein, Inn, Julia, Kander, Kleine Emme, Landquart, Limmat, Linth, Lonza, Lütschine, Maggia, Mera, Orbe, Poschiavino, Reuss, Rhine, Rhône, Rom, Saane/Sarine, Sihl, Simme, Thielle, Thur, Ticino, Töss, Tresa, Venoge, Vispa, Vorderrhein, Wiese.

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