Conca (river)

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Coordinates: 43°58′N 12°43′E / 43.967°N 12.717°E / 43.967; 12.717

Conca
2007-05-11 Foce del fiume Conca (Portoverde-Misano Adriatico).jpg
The river at Misano Adriatico
Origin Monte Carpegna in Montefeltro
Mouth Adriatic Sea near Misano Adriatico
Basin countries Italy
Length 47 km (29 mi)
Source elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Avg. discharge 1.5 m3/s (53 cu ft/s)

The Conca is a river in the Marche and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy. Its source is Monte Carpegna, which is in the Montefeltro part of the province of Pesaro e Urbino.[1] The river flows northeast near Macerata Feltria and Mercatino Conca before crossing into the province of Rimini.[2] The river then flows past Morciano di Romagna before entering the Adriatic Sea southeast of Misano Adriatico and northwest of Cattolica.

History[edit]

During World War II, the British and their allies defeated the Germans in a battle near the Conca. The Conca was part of the German defenses known as the Gothic Line. This battle took place in 1944 and was known as Operation Olive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammond World Atlas (6 ed.). Hammond World Atlas Corporation. 2010. p. 69. ISBN 9780843715606. 
  2. ^ The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World (13 ed.). London: Times Books. 2011. p. 76 N8. ISBN 9780007419135.