Gers (river)

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Auch Haute ville depuis Gers.jpg
Gers River in Auch
Main source Plateau de Lannemezan
River mouth Garonne
44°8′40″N 0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers)Coordinates: 44°8′40″N 0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers)
Size 1,227 km2 (474 sq mi)
Country France
Length 175.4 km (109.0 mi)
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The Gers (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛːʁ]) (Occitan: Gers) is a 178-kilometre (111 mi) long river in southern France, left tributary of the Garonne.

Its source is in the foothills of the Pyrenees, near Lannemezan. It flows north through the départements Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers and Lot-et-Garonne. It flows into the Garonne in Layrac, near Agen. The city Auch lies along the river Gers. It gives its name to the Gers département.

Departments and cities[edit]

The Gers river in Ornézan

The Gers passes through the following departments and main towns: