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Adour seen from the bridge at Aire-sur-l'Adour
L'Adour (rivière).jpg
Native name L'Adour (m)
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source High-Bigorre
2,200 m (7,200 ft)
River mouth Atlantic Ocean
43°31′46″N 1°31′25″W / 43.52944°N 1.52361°W / 43.52944; -1.52361 (Atlantic Ocean-Adour)Coordinates: 43°31′46″N 1°31′25″W / 43.52944°N 1.52361°W / 43.52944; -1.52361 (Atlantic Ocean-Adour)
Length 324 km (201 mi)
  • Average rate:
    150 m3/s (5,300 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 16,880 km2 (6,520 sq mi)

The Adour (Basque: Aturri, Occitan: Ador) is a river in southwestern France. It rises in High-Bigorre (Pyrenees), at the Col du Tourmalet, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) near Bayonne. It is 324 kilometres (201 mi) long, of which the uppermost 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) as the Adour du Tourmalet. At its final stretch, i.e. on its way through Bayonne and a short extent upstream, the river draws the borderline between the Northern Basque Country and Landes regions.

Places along the river[edit]

Départements and towns along the river include:


Tributaries include:


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