Aube (river)

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Coordinates: 48°33′40″N 3°42′56″E / 48.56111°N 3.71556°E / 48.56111; 3.71556
The Aube river in Bar-sur-Aube
The Aube river in Bar-sur-Aube
Country  France
Regions Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Departments Haute-Marne, Côte-d'Or, Aube, Marne
City Bar-sur-Aube
Source Plateau de Langres
 - location Praslay, Haute-Marne, France
 - elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
 - coordinates 47°44′48″N 5°7′55″E / 47.74667°N 5.13194°E / 47.74667; 5.13194
Confluence Seine River
 - location Marcilly-sur-Seine, Marne, France
 - elevation 72 m (236 ft)
 - coordinates 48°33′40″N 3°42′56″E / 48.56111°N 3.71556°E / 48.56111; 3.71556
Length 248.3 km (154 mi)
Basin 4,595 km² (1,774 sq mi)
Discharge for Marcilly-sur-Seine
 - average 41 /s (1,448 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Aube River

The Aube is a river in France. It is a right tributary of the Seine. The Aube department is named after the river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Aube river has a length of 248.3 km (154.3 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 4,595 km2 (1,774 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 33.70 m3/s (1,190 cu ft/s) at Arcis-sur-Aube in the Aube department.[2]

Course[change | change source]

The source of the Aube river is in the Langres Plateau, in the commune of Praslay, at an altitude of about 390 m (1,280 ft), in the Haute-Marne department.[3]

The Aube river flows through 2 regions, 4 departments and 80 communes. It flows through the following communes, among others:[1]

Finally, it flows into the Seine river in the town of Marcilly-sur-Seine in the Marne department.[4]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Aube river are:[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "L'Aube (F1--0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. "L'Aube à Arcis-sur-Aube]". Banque Hydro (in French). Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. "Source de l'Aube" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  4. "Embouchure de l'Aube" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 18 December 2016.