Indre (river)

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L'Indre à Rigny-Ussé.jpg
The Indre near Rigny-Ussé
Native name L'Indre (f)
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source near Préveranges, Cher
504 m (1,654 ft)
River mouth Loire
47°14′2″N 0°11′0″E / 47.23389°N 0.18333°E / 47.23389; 0.18333 (Loire-Indre)Coordinates: 47°14′2″N 0°11′0″E / 47.23389°N 0.18333°E / 47.23389; 0.18333 (Loire-Indre)
Length 279.3 km (173.5 mi)
  • Average rate:
    19 m3/s (670 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression LoireAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 3,462 km2 (1,337 sq mi)

The Indre is a 279.3 km (173.5 mi) long river in central France, a left tributary to the Loire.[1]

Its source is in the department of Cher, near Préveranges. It flows through the departments of Cher, Indre and Indre-et-Loire. It flows generally northwest, through the communes of La Châtre, Châteauroux and Loches.

It joins the Loire near the site of the Chinon nuclear power plant, north of Avoine.

Its main tributary is the Indrois, which joins at Azay-sur-Indre.

Departments and towns along the river:


  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Indre (K7--0260)".