Arc (Provence)

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Arc
Roquefavour23.jpg
The Arc flowing underneath the Roquefavour Aqueduct
Country France
Basin features
Main source near Pourcieux
470 m (1,540 ft)
River mouth Étang de Berre
43°30′24″N 5°6′49″E / 43.50667°N 5.11361°E / 43.50667; 5.11361 (Étang de Berre-Arc)Coordinates: 43°30′24″N 5°6′49″E / 43.50667°N 5.11361°E / 43.50667; 5.11361 (Étang de Berre-Arc)
Basin size 727 km2 (281 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 83 km (52 mi)

The Arc is an 83-kilometre (52 mi) long river in the south of France.[1] It arises at an elevation of 470 metres (1,540 ft), close to the village of Pourcieux. It then passes through Aix-en-Provence before flowing into the Étang de Berre, a lagoon connected with the Mediterranean Sea to the west of Marseille. Its drainage basin, with a surface area of 727 square kilometres (281 sq mi), is divided between two départments, Var and Bouches-du-Rhône. The Bayeux, the Cause and the Torse are its tributaries.

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