Loir

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Loir
Lavardin.jpg
The Loir in Lavardin
Origin Perche
Mouth Sarthe
47°33′27″N 0°31′35″W / 47.55750°N 0.52639°W / 47.55750; -0.52639 (Sarthe-Loir)Coordinates: 47°33′27″N 0°31′35″W / 47.55750°N 0.52639°W / 47.55750; -0.52639 (Sarthe-Loir)
Basin countries France
Length 317 km
Source elevation 150 m
Avg. discharge 33 m³/s
Basin area 8,270 km²

The Loir is a river in western France. It is a left tributary of the Sarthe River. Its source is in the Eure-et-Loir département, north of Illiers-Combray. It joins the river Sarthe in Briollay, north of the city Angers.

It is indirectly a tributary of the Loire, and runs roughly parallel to it and slightly north of it for much of its length, and so might be regarded as a Yazoo type river.

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