Indre (river)

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L'Indre à Rigny-Ussé.jpg
The Indre near Rigny-Ussé
Native name L'Indre (f)
Country France
Basin features
Main source Cher (dép.)
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)
Progression LoireAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 3,462 km2 (1,337 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 271 km (168 mi)
  • Average rate:
    19 m3/s (670 cu ft/s)

The Indre is a river in central France, left tributary to the river Loire.

Its source is in the département Cher, near Préveranges. It flows through the départements Cher, Indre and Indre-et-Loire. It flows generally northwest, through the cities La Châtre, Châteauroux and Loches.

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

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

Départements and towns along the river: