Aron (Loire)

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Country France
Basin features
River mouth Loire
46°50′12″N 3°27′9″E / 46.83667°N 3.45250°E / 46.83667; 3.45250 (Loire-Aron)Coordinates: 46°50′12″N 3°27′9″E / 46.83667°N 3.45250°E / 46.83667; 3.45250 (Loire-Aron)
Progression LoireAtlantic Ocean
Physical characteristics
Length 105 km (65 mi)

The Aron is a 105-kilometre (65 mi) long river in central France. It is a right tributary of the Loire, which it meets in Decize. It flows through the département Nièvre.


The source of the Aron is in the commune Crux-la-Ville, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north-east of Nevers. It flows in a southerly direction, through the towns Châtillon-en-Bazois and Cercy-la-Tour, and empties into the Loire in the city of Decize. Much of its length, from Châtillon-en-Bazois to Decize, the river flows parallel to the Canal du Nivernais.

Among its tributaries is the Alène.