Indre (river)

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Indre
L'Indre à Rigny-Ussé.jpg
Origin Cher (dép.)
Mouth Loire
47°14′2″N 0°11′0″E / 47.23389°N 0.18333°E / 47.23389; 0.18333 (Loire-Indre)Coordinates: 47°14′2″N 0°11′0″E / 47.23389°N 0.18333°E / 47.23389; 0.18333 (Loire-Indre)
Basin countries France
Length 271 km
Source elevation 504 m
Avg. discharge 19 m³/s
Basin area 3,462 km²

The Indre is a river in central France, left tributary to the river Loire.

Its source is in the département Cher, near Préveranges. It flows through the départements Cher, Indre and Indre-et-Loire. It flows generally northwest, through the cities La Châtre, Châteauroux and Loches.

It joins the river Loire near the site of the nuclear power plant of Chinon, north of Avoine.

Its main tributary is the Indrois, which joins at Azay-sur-Indre.

Départements and towns along the river:

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