Isle (river)

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This article is about the river in south west France. For the river in Somerset, England, see River Isle.
Isle
Perigueux Cathedrale Saint Front.jpg
Isle River in Périgueux
Origin Plateau de Millevaches
Mouth Dordogne
44°54′56″N 0°14′57″W / 44.91556°N 0.24917°W / 44.91556; -0.24917 (Dordogne-Isle)Coordinates: 44°54′56″N 0°14′57″W / 44.91556°N 0.24917°W / 44.91556; -0.24917 (Dordogne-Isle)
Basin countries France
Length 255 km (158 mi)
Avg. discharge 90 m3/s (3,200 cu ft/s)
Basin area 7,700 km2 (3,000 sq mi)

The Isle (Occitan: Eila) is a 255-kilometre (158 mi) long river in south-western France, right tributary of the Dordogne. Its source is in the north-western Massif Central, near the town Nexon (south of Limoges). It flows south-west through the following départements and towns:

It flows into the Dordogne River in Libourne. Among the tributaries of the Isle are the Auvézère, the Loue, the Beauronne and the Dronne.

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