Adour

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Adour
Aire-sur-l-Adour-adour.jpg
Adour seen from the bridge at Aire-sur-l'Adour
Native name L'Adour (m)
Country France
Basin
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; -1.52361Coordinates: 43°31′46″N 1°31′25″W / 43.52944°N 1.52361°W / 43.52944; -1.52361
Basin size 16,880 km2 (6,520 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 324 km (201 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    150 m3/s (5,300 cu ft/s)
Map of the Adour

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[edit]

Tributaries include:

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