Têt (river)

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Coordinates: 42°43′02″N 3°02′27″E / 42.7173°N 3.0408°E / 42.7173; 3.0408
Têt
La Têt
River
Têt.jpg
Têt near Villefranche-de-Conflent
Country  France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Commune Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes
Tributaries
 - left Castellane, Caillan
 - right Riberola, Carança, Mantet, Rotja, Cady, Lentillà, Lliscou, Boulès, Basse
City Perpignan
Source at the foot of Pic Carlit
 - location Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
 - elevation 2,405 m (7,890 ft)
 - coordinates 42°36′58″N 1°57′23″E / 42.6162°N 1.9564°E / 42.6162; 1.9564
Mouth Mediterranean Sea
 - location Canet-en-Roussillon, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
 - elevation m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 42°43′02″N 3°02′27″E / 42.7173°N 3.0408°E / 42.7173; 3.0408
Length 115.8 km (72 mi)
Basin 1,369 km² (529 sq mi)
Discharge for Perpignan
 - average 9.5 /s (335 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Têt

The Têt (Catalan: Tet) is the largest river in Roussillon, southeastern France. The valley formed by the river, the Valley of the Têt (French: Vallée de la Têt), was named as Region of Art and History (French: Pays d'Art et d'Histoire) by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The Têt river is 115.8 km (72.0 mi).[2] Its source is on the northeastern side of Pic Carlit at an elevation of 2,405 m (7,890 ft), in the municipality of Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes.

It crosses the Pyrénées-Orientales département (Northern Catalonia) from West to East and ends in the Mediterranean Sea, near Perpignan (Catalan: Perpinyà).

Tributaries[change | change source]

The Têt has 43 tributaries;[2] some of them are:

  • Right tributaries:
    • Riberola (or Torrent de la Valleta), 10.3 km.
    • Carança, 15.3 km.
    • Mantet (or Rivière du Ressac, Ruisseau d'El Callau), 18.5 km.
    • Rotja, 23.3 km.
    • Cady, 19.2 km, flowing from the Le Canigou mountain.
    • Lentillà, 24 km.
    • Lliscou, 11.8 km.
    • Boulès (or Bolès), 34.5 km.
    • Basse, 11.6 km.
  • Left tributaries
    • Castellane, 27 km.
    • Caillan, 20.9 km.

Towns along the river[change | change source]

Some towns and cities found along the river, with the Catalan name in parentheses, are:

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire" (in French). Direction Génerale des Patrimonies. http://www.vpah.culture.fr/. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Fiche cours d'eau - La Têt (Y04-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=Y04-0400. Retrieved 11 July 2013.

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