Nera (Italy)

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Coordinates: 42°26′35″N 12°24′44″E / 42.44306°N 12.41222°E / 42.44306; 12.41222
The river Nera in Terni
The river Nera in Terni
Country Italy
Regions Marche, Umbria, Lazio
Provinces Macerata, Perugia, Terni, Viterbo
Comuni Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Visso, Preci, Norcia, Cerreto di Spoleto, Tonnay-Charente, Vallo di Nera, Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Scheggino, Ferentillo, Arrone, Montefranco
 - left Corno, Velino, Serra
Cities Terni, Narni, Orte
Source Monti Sibillini
 - location Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Marche, Italy
 - elevation 902 m (2,959 ft)
Mouth Tiber
 - location Orte, Lazio, Italy
 - coordinates 42°26′35″N 12°24′44″E / 42.44306°N 12.41222°E / 42.44306; 12.41222
Length 116 km (72 mi)
Basin 4,280 km² (1,653 sq mi)
 - average 108 /s (3,814 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Nera River

The Nera (Latin: Nar) is a river in central Italy that starts in the Marche region but flows mainly through the Umbria region. It is the main tributary of the Tiber river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Nera river has a length of 116 km (72 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 4,280 km2 (1,653 sq mi).[1]

Course[change | change source]

The Nera river starts in the Monti Sibillini, within the Monti Sibillini National Park (Italian: Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini), at an elevation of about 902 m (2,959 ft).,[2] in the comune of Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Province of Macerata, Marche.

The river flows through the comuni of Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Viso and Ussita in the Marche and then, after about 20 km (12 mi), it flows in the Umbria. After flowing through the province of Perugia, it gets in the province of Terni and keeps flowing to the east and flows through the city of Terni.

After flowing through the city of Narni, it gets into the Lazio region (Province of Viterbo) and soon finally flows in the Tiber river as a left tributary near the city of Orte.

Main tributaries[change | change source]

Only the tributaries coming from the left of the Nera are of some importance; those coming from the right are small streams.

Left tributaries:[3]

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Nera" (in Italian). - Enciclopedie on line. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. "Fiume Nera" (in Italian). Fiumi italiani. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. "Acque interna - Umbria" (in Italian). Fiumi iitaliani. Retrieved 22 July 2016.

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