Gers (river)

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Auch Haute ville depuis Gers.jpg
Gers River in Auch.
Origin Plateau de Lannemezan
Mouth Garonne
44°8′40″N 0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers)Coordinates: 44°8′40″N 0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers)
Basin countries France
Length 175.4 km
Avg. discharge 7.06 m³/s
Basin area 1,227 km²

The Gers (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛːʁ]) (Occitan: Gers) is a 178 km long river in southern France, left tributary of the Garonne.

Its source is in the foothills of the Pyrenees, near Lannemezan. It flows north through the départements Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers and Lot-et-Garonne. It flows into the Garonne in Layrac, near Agen. The city Auch lies along the river Gers. It gives its name to the Gers département.

Departments and cities[edit]

The Gers river in Ornézan

The Gers passes through the following departments and main towns: