Parma (river)

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River Parma
Course of the Parma.
Origin Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Monte Marmagna
Mouth Po near Mezzani (PR)
Basin countries Italy
Length 92 km
Source elevation c. 1852 m
Avg. discharge mean value 11,3 m³/s at mouth, up to 1000 m³/s in full flood
Basin area 796 km²
Parma: Lungoparma

The Parma River is a large stream of 92 km in length that begins in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine mountains and flows in Parma valley.


It begins from the lake Lago Santo parmense (outflow called Parma di Lago Santo) and small lakes Gemio and Scuro (outflow called Parma di Badignana). After only 4 km Parma di Lago Santo meets Parma di Badignana and then the river take the name of Parma. It flows through the Province of Parma into Parma, dividing the city in two, and then continues on to discharge into the Po.

Local names[edit]

The Parma Voladora (that is the Parma stream in full flood) on November 11th, 2012
  • Lungoparma is the local name for the urban area of the city of Parma along the river.
  • la Parma is the way parmesans call the stream and its bed (to not to be confused with il Parma, the local name for the Parma F.C.)
  • la Parma voladora indicates the Parma stream in full flood.


  • Information for this article was taken from the Italian and French versions.

Coordinates: 44°56′06″N 10°26′28″E / 44.93500°N 10.44111°E / 44.93500; 10.44111