|Comuni||Cappadocia, Sora, Isola del Liri, Ceprano, Aquino, Sant'Apollinare|
|- left||Fibreno, Melfa|
|Small cities||Sora, Pontecorvo|
|Source||Monte Camiciola, Monti Simbruini|
|- location||Cappadocia, L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy|
|- elevation||1,108 m (3,635 ft)|
|- location||Sant'Apollinare, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy|
|- elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|Length||120 km (75 mi)|
|Basin||4,140 km² (1,598 sq mi)|
|- average||50 m³/s (1,766 cu ft/s)|
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Geography[change | change source]
The Liri river has a length of 120 km (75 mi) (158 km (98 mi) as Garigliano), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 4,140 km2 (1,598 sq mi). The Liri-Garigliano system has a total drainage basin of 5,020 square kilometres (1,940 sq mi).
Course[change | change source]
The Liri river starts on the sides of the Monte Camiciola, part of the Monti Simbruini of central Apennines, at an elevation of about 1,108 m (3,635 ft), in the comune of Cappadocia, L'Aquila province, Abruzzo region.
It flows at first in to the southeastern through a long valley, parallel to the general direction of the Apennines, until it gets to the city of Sora. Before Isola del Liri "Liri Island"), the Liri is joined by the Fibreno river and then it divides into two branches which then rejoin, surrounding the lower part of the town. One branch makes a 28-metre (92 ft) high waterfall.
A dam is built on the river after the confluence with the Sacco river, its main tributary, at Ceprano. The last important tributary of the Liri is the Melfa, with which it joins near Aquino. The river forms the border between Lazio and Campania regions and, after Cassino, it joins the Gari river and then it is known as Garigliano. After 38 km (24 mi), the river flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The Liri river flows through 2 regions and 2 provinces. It flows through the following comuni, among others:
- Abruzzo region
- Lazio region
Main tributaries[change | change source]
The main tributaries of the Liri river are:
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