Azergues

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Azergues
AzerguesChazayMarcilly.jpg
Mouth Saône
45°56′30″N 4°43′45″E / 45.94167°N 4.72917°E / 45.94167; 4.72917 (Saône-Azergues)Coordinates: 45°56′30″N 4°43′45″E / 45.94167°N 4.72917°E / 45.94167; 4.72917 (Saône-Azergues)
Basin countries France
Length 61 km

The Azergues is a river in the Rhône department, in eastern France. It is a right tributary of the Saône, which it joins in Anse. Its source is in the Beaujolais hills, near Chénelette. The Azergues flows through the following towns: Lamure-sur-Azergues,[1] Le Bois-d'Oingt, Chessy, Châtillon, Chazay-d'Azergues and Anse.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name Azergues comes from the Arabic "Azrek" (أزرق), which means blue.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le portail des territoires et des citoyens - Géoportail". Geoportail.fr. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.guichetdusavoir.org/viewtopic.php?t=26073