Ailette (river)

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Ailette
Center Parcs Lac de l'Ailette - IMG 2728.jpg
Center Parcs, Lac d'Ailette area, Chamouile, Aisne, France
Ailette.png
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSainte-Croix
 • coordinates49°29′11″N 03°46′37″E / 49.48639°N 3.77694°E / 49.48639; 3.77694
 • elevation110 m (360 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Oise
 • coordinates
49°34′40″N 03°09′41″E / 49.57778°N 3.16139°E / 49.57778; 3.16139Coordinates: 49°34′40″N 03°09′41″E / 49.57778°N 3.16139°E / 49.57778; 3.16139
 • elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Length59.5 km (37.0 mi)
Basin size540 km2 (210 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average3 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionOiseSeineEnglish Channel

The Ailette is a 59.5 km (37.0 mi) long river in the Aisne department in eastern France.[1] Its source is at Sainte-Croix. It flows generally west-northwest. It is a left tributary of the Oise into which it flows between Manicamp and Quierzy, 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Compiègne.

On most of its course, it shares its valley with the Canal de l'Oise à l'Aisne.

Communes along its course[edit]

This list is ordered from source to mouth:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Ailette (H02-0400)".