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View of the Enza upper course
Country Italy
Physical characteristics
Main source Alpe di Succiso
1,406 m (4,613 ft)
River mouth Po River
Length 93 km (58 mi)
  • Average rate:
    12.1 m3/s (430 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 2,899 km2 (1,119 sq mi)

The Enza is a river in northern Italy, a right affluence of the Po River. Its source is at the Alpe di Succiso, in the northern Apennines (Tuscan-Emilian Apennines), at 1,406 metres (4,613 ft). The Enza is the current boundary of the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia.

After the source, at 1,157 metres (3,796 ft) above sea level, it forms the Paduli or Lagastrello artificial lake, and flows for 93 kilometres (58 mi) in the aforementioned provinces. In its course in the Pianura Padana it becomes wider and flows into the Po near Brescello.

In ancient times it was known by its Latin name Incia.

Coordinates: 44°54′N 10°31′E / 44.900°N 10.517°E / 44.900; 10.517