Nera (Tiber)

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Nera
Fiume Nera.jpg
The view of Nera in Castelsantangelo sul Nera
Nera (rivière).png
Location
CountryItaly
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationVallinfante
 - elevation1,800 m (5,900 ft)
MouthTiber
 - locationnear Orte
 - coordinates42°26′34″N 12°24′45″E / 42.4428°N 12.4125°E / 42.4428; 12.4125Coordinates: 42°26′34″N 12°24′45″E / 42.4428°N 12.4125°E / 42.4428; 12.4125
Length116 km (72 mi)
Basin size4,280 km2 (1,650 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average168 m3/s (5,900 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionTiberTyrrhenian Sea
Tributaries 
 - leftCorno, Velino

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). Treccani.it - 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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