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Coordinates: 47°16′50″N 0°6′38″W / 47.28056°N 0.11056°W / 47.28056; -0.11056
The Thouet near Montreuil-Bellay
The Thouet near Montreuil-Bellay
Country France
Regions Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire
Departments Deux-Sèvres, Maine-et-Loire
Communes Secondigny, Parthenay, Thouars, Saumur
 - left Palais, Cébron, Thouaret, Argenton
 - right Losse, Dive
Cities Parthenay, Thouars, Saumur
Source Plateau de Gâtines
 - location Le Beugnon, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation 223 m (732 ft)
 - coordinates 46°36′13″N 0°29′15″W / 46.60361°N 0.48750°W / 46.60361; -0.48750
Confluence Loire
 - location Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
 - elevation 25 m (82 ft)
 - coordinates 47°16′50″N 0°6′38″W / 47.28056°N 0.11056°W / 47.28056; -0.11056
Length 142.5 km (89 mi)
Basin 3,282 km² (1,267 sq mi)
Discharge for Le Tallud
 - average 13.5 /s (477 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Thouet River

The Thouet is a river in western France, flowing through the Deux-Sèvres and Maine-et-Loire departments, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Pays de la Loire regions.

It is one of the last left tributary of the Loire river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Thouet river has a length of 142.5 km (89 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 3,282 km2 (1,267 sq mi).[1]

Course[change | change source]

The Thouet starts in the Gâtine plateau, west of the Deux-Sèvres department, in the commune of Le Beugnon, near Secondigny and close to the source of the Sèvre Nantaise river, at an elevation of about 223 m (732 ft).[2] From the source to Parthenay the river flows in a generally southwest-northwest direction. To the east of Parthenay, the river turns north and flows on a generally northward direction for the rest of its course.

Finally, the river flows into the Loire river in the city of Saumur.[3]

The Thouet flows through 2 regions, 2 departments and 34 communes; some of them are:[1]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

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

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Le Thouet (L8--0210)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. "Source du Thouet" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  3. "Confluence du Thoue" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 25 August 2016.

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