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The Boutonne at Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Country France
Main source Chef-Boutonne
85 m (279 ft)
46°06′46″N 00°03′57″W / 46.11278°N 0.06583°W / 46.11278; -0.06583
River mouth Charente
4 m (13 ft)
45°54′32″N 00°49′35″W / 45.90889°N 0.82639°W / 45.90889; -0.82639Coordinates: 45°54′32″N 00°49′35″W / 45.90889°N 0.82639°W / 45.90889; -0.82639
Progression CharenteAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 1,320 km2 (510 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 98.8 km (61.4 mi)
  • Average rate:
    13 m3/s (460 cu ft/s)

The Boutonne (French: la Boutonne) is a 98.8 km (61.4 mi) long river in the Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime départements, western France.[1] Its source is in the village of Chef-Boutonne (French: head of the Boutonne). It flows generally southwest. It is a right tributary of the Charente into which it flows near Cabariot.[1]

Départements and communes along its course[edit]

This list is ordered from source to mouth: