Loing

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Coordinates: 48°23′13″N 2°48′9″E / 48.38694°N 2.80250°E / 48.38694; 2.80250
Loing
River
The Loing in Moret-sur-Loing
The Loing in Moret-sur-Loing
Country France
Regions Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Centre-Val de Loire, Île-de-France
Departments Yonne, Loiret, Seine-et-Marne
Municipalities Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing, Amilly, Montargis, Nemours, Saint-Mammès
Tributaries
 - left Puiseaux, Solin, Bezonde, Fusain
 - right Ouanne, Cléry, Lunain
Cities Amilly, Montargis, Nemours
Source Puisaye
 - location Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing, Yonne, France
 - elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
 - coordinates 47°33′12″N 3°13′58″E / 47.55333°N 3.23278°E / 47.55333; 3.23278
Confluence Seine
 - location Saint-Mammès, Seine-et-Marne, France
 - elevation 45 m (148 ft)
 - coordinates 48°23′13″N 2°48′9″E / 48.38694°N 2.80250°E / 48.38694; 2.80250
Length 142.7 km (89 mi)
Basin 4,182 km² (1,615 sq mi)
Discharge for Épisy
 - average 18.5 /s (653 cu ft/s)
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The Loing is a river in central France. It is a left tributary of the Seine. It flows through three regions of France: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Centre-Val de Loire and Île-de-France

Geography[change | change source]

The Loing is 142.7 kilometres (88.7 miles) long. Its drainage basin covers 4,182 square kilometres (1,615 square miles).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 18.50 m3/s (653 cu ft/s) at Épisy, Seine-et-Marne, at about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the mouth of the Loing.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Épisy (69 years)

Course[change | change source]

The Loing starts in Puisaye, a natural region, in the commune of Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing, in the south of the Yonne department, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. It starts at an altitude of about 320 metres (1,050 feet).[3]

The Loing flows, in general, to the northwest. It goes through the following regions, departments and communes:[1]

At its end, the Loing flows into the Seine river in Saint-Mammès (bordering Veneux-les-Sablons), Seine-et-Marne department, at 16 metres (52 feet) of altitude.[4]

The Loing river gives its name to the following communes: Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing, Dammarie-sur-Loing, Conflans-sur-Loing, Châlette-sur-Loing, Fontenay-sur-Loing, Souppes-sur-Loing, La Madeleine-sur-Loing, Bagneaux-sur-Loing, Grez-sur-Loing, Montigny-sur-Loing et Moret-sur-Loing.[1]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Loing are:

Paintings[change | change source]

Several painters have painted the Loing river. Some of the paintings are:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "le Loing (F4--0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. "Le Loing à Épisy" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. "Source du Loing" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. "Confluence du Loing" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 14 August 2017.