|- location||Maritime Alps|
|- elevation||1,800 m (5,900 ft)|
|- location||Mediterranean Sea|
|Length||114 km (71 mi)|
|Basin size||2,812 km2 (1,086 sq mi)|
|- average||50 to 100 m3/s (1,800 to 3,500 cu ft/s)|
The Var (Latin: Varus) is a river in southeastern France. It is a right tributary of the Rhône river.It gave its name to the French department of Var. It is a unique case in France of a river not flowing in the department named after it (see Var)
Geography[change | change source]
Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 50.40 m3/s (1,780 cu ft/s) at Nice (Pont Napoléon III) in the Alpes-Maritimes department.
Course[change | change source]
The source of the Var is in the small town of Estenc, in the commune of Entraunes, at an altitude of about 1,790 m (5,873 ft), to the south of the Col de la Cayolle, a mountain pass 2,326 m (7,631 ft) high, in the Alpes-Maritimes department. From here, the Var flows, in general, to the southeast.
- Alpes-Maritimes: Guillaumes
- Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Entrevaux
- Alpes-Maritimes: Puget-Théniers, Carros, Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Main tributaries[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Le Var (Y6--0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "Le Var à Nice [Pont Napoléon III]". Banque Hydro (in French). Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "Source du Var" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- "Embouchure du Var" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 20 November 2016.