Aube (river)

Coordinates: 48°33′26″N 3°43′3″E / 48.55722°N 3.71750°E / 48.55722; 3.71750
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Aube at Bar-sur-Aube
Physical characteristics
 - locationChampagne-Ardenne
 - coordinates47°45′37″N 5°7′29″E / 47.76028°N 5.12472°E / 47.76028; 5.12472 (Aube source)
 - locationSeine
 - coordinates48°33′26″N 3°43′3″E / 48.55722°N 3.71750°E / 48.55722; 3.71750
Length249 km (155 mi)
Basin size3,600 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
 - average34 m3/s (1,200 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionSeineEnglish Channel

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]

Gallery[change | change source]

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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. Archived from the original on 7 October 2021. 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.