Allaine (river)

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Allaine
Porrentruy rivero Allaine 037.JPG
The Allaine in Porrentruy
Native name l'Allaine (f)
Other name(s) l'Allan (m, lower course)
Countries Switzerland, France
Physical characteristics
Main source Above Charmoille near Porrentruy in the Swiss Jura mountains
598 m (1,962 ft)
47°25′46″N 7°13′49″E / 47.42939°N 7.23038°E / 47.42939; 7.23038
River mouth Doubs near Montbéliard
335 m (1,099 ft)
47°28′43″N 6°45′35″E / 47.4785°N 6.7597°E / 47.4785; 6.7597Coordinates: 47°28′43″N 6°45′35″E / 47.4785°N 6.7597°E / 47.4785; 6.7597
Length 65 km (40 mi)
Basin features
Progression DoubsSaôneRhôneMediterranean Sea
Basin size 322 km2 (124 sq mi)

The Allaine (French: l'Allaine (f), in its lower course l'Allan (m)) is a 65 km long river in northwestern Switzerland and eastern France. Its source is above the village Charmoille, in the Swiss Jura mountains. Downstream from its confluence with the Bourbeuse and the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, near Méziré, it is called the Allan. It is a right tributary of the Doubs, which it joins a few km downstream from Montbéliard, where it takes the Savoureuse with it, a river with its sources in the southern Vosges.[1]

The Allaine/Allan flows through the following cantons, departments and towns:

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