Aveyron (river)

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Coordinates: 44°05′15″N 1°15′58″E / 44.08750°N 1.26611°E / 44.08750; 1.26611
Aveyron
Occitan: Avairon
River
Belcastel (Aveyron) pont.jpg
15th-century bridge at Belcastel, Aveyron
Country France
Region Occitanie
Departments Aveyron, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne
Communes Sévérac-le-Château, Laissac, Rodez, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Najac, Penne, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Bruniquel, Montricoux, Nègrepelisse, Piquecos
Tributaries
 - left Viaur, Cérou, Vère, Serène
 - right Alzou, Bonnette, Lère, Serre
Cities Rodez, Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Source Causse de Sévérac
 - location Sévérac-le-Château, Massif Central, France
 - elevation 735 m (2,411 ft)
 - coordinates 44°18′46″N 3°05′38″E / 44.31278°N 3.09389°E / 44.31278; 3.09389
Confluence Tarn
 - location Piquecos, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
 - elevation 71 m (233 ft)
 - coordinates 44°05′15″N 1°15′58″E / 44.08750°N 1.26611°E / 44.08750; 1.26611
Length 290.9 km (181 mi)
Basin 5,170 km² (1,996 sq mi)
Discharge for Piquecos
 - average 53.10 /s (1,875 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Aveyron River

The Aveyron (Occitan: Avairon) is a river in southern France, tributary of the Tarn river. The Aveyron department is named after this river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Aveyron river has a length of 291 km (180.8 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 5,170 km2 (1,996 sq mi).[1]

Its discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) has been observed from 1914 to 2017 in Piquecos, a commune of the Tarn-et-Garonne department close to the city of Montauban near the confluence with the Tarn river. Its average yearly discharge at Piquecos is 53.10 m3/s (1,875 cu ft/s).[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Piquecos[2]

Course[change | change source]

The source of the Aveyron is in southern Massif Central, near the commune of Sévérac-le-Château, in the Aveyron department, at an altitude of 735 m (2,411 ft).[3]

The Aveyron passes through the departments and towns of:

The Aveyron river flows through 62 communes. Three communes have the name of the river: Agen-d'Aveyron, Gaillac-d'Aveyron, Clairvaux-d'Aveyron.[1]

Finally, it flows into the Tarn river to the nortwest of Montauban, between Lafrançaise and Villemade, in the Tarn-et-Garonne department, at 71 m (233 ft) of altitude.[4]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Aveyron are:

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "L'Aveyron (O5--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "L'Aveyron à Montauban (Loubéjac)" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  3. "Source de l'Aveyron" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  4. "Confluence de l'Aveyron" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  5. "Le Viaur (O5--0290)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  6. "Le Cérou (O56-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  7. "La Vère (O57-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  8. "La Serène de Sanvensa (O52-0430)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  9. "L'Alzou (O52-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  10. "La Bonnette (O5680500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  11. "Rivière la Lère (O58-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  12. "Ruisseau de Serre (O5040500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 

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