Indre (river)

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L'Indre à Rigny-Ussé.jpg
The Indre near Rigny-Ussé
Native nameL'Indre (f)
Physical characteristics
Main sourcenear Préveranges, Cher
504 m (1,654 ft)
River mouthLoire
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)
Length279.3 km (173.5 mi)
  • Average rate:
    19 m3/s (670 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionLoireAtlantic Ocean
Basin size3,462 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)".