The Arve near Annemasse, Haute-Savoie
|Native name||L'Arve (French)|
|- location||Col des Montets near Chamonix|
|- elevation||1,516 m (4,974 ft)|
|Rhône in Geneva|
|370 m (1,210 ft)|
|Length||102 km (63 mi)|
|Basin size||2,060 km2 (800 sq mi)|
|- average||75 m3/s (2,600 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Rhône→ Mediterranean Sea|
The river Arve (French: L'Arve) flows for approximately 100 km (62 miles) through France, in the département of Haute-Savoie, and (for a few kilometers) in Switzerland. It is a left tributary of the Rhône.
Rising in the northern side of the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps, close to the Swiss border, it receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix valley (mainly the Mer de Glace) before flowing north-west into the Rhône on the west side of Geneva, where its much higher level of silt brings forth a striking contrast between the two rivers.
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