Gartempe

Coordinates: 46°47′3″N 0°49′48″E / 46.78417°N 0.83000°E / 46.78417; 0.83000
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Gartempe
The Gartempe bridge in Saint-Savin
Location
CountryFrance
RegionsCentre-Val de Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationLimousin
Mouth 
 - locationCreuse
 - coordinates46°47′3″N 0°49′48″E / 46.78417°N 0.83000°E / 46.78417; 0.83000
Length205 km (127 mi)
Basin size3,950 km2 (1,530 sq mi)

The Gartempe is a French river that flows through the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Centre-Val de Loire regions.

It rises in the Massif Central and flows into the Creuse river, as a left tributary, in the Vienne department.

Geography[change | change source]

The Gartempe river has a length of 204.6 km (127 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 3,913 km2 (1,511 sq mi).[1]

Course[change | change source]

The Gartempe river starts in western Massif Central, near the hamlet of Pétillat in the commune of Peyrabout, Creuse department, at an elevation of about 640 m (2,100 ft).[2] From here, it generally flows to the northwest.

Finally, the river flows into the Creuse river in La Roche-Posay (Vienne department, on the left side) and Yzeures-sur-Creuse (Indre-et-Loire department, on the right side).[3]

The Gartempe flows through 5 departments and 46 communes, in 2 regions:[1]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

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

Left tributaries:

  • Ardour - 33.5 km
  • Couze - 35.2 km
  • Vincou - 50.4 km

Right tributaries:

  • Anglin - 91.3 km
  • Brame - 60.4 km
  • Semme - 50.3 km

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "La Gartempe (L5--0180)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. "Source de la Gartempe" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. "Confluence de la Gartempe" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 30 July 2016.

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