Lez (river)

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Le Lez
Native name Le Lez
Country France
Main source Saint-Clément-de-Rivière
43°43′5″N 3°50′39″E / 43.71806°N 3.84417°E / 43.71806; 3.84417
River mouth Mediterranean Sea (Palavas-les-Flots)
43°31′33″N 3°56′2″E / 43.52583°N 3.93389°E / 43.52583; 3.93389Coordinates: 43°31′33″N 3°56′2″E / 43.52583°N 3.93389°E / 43.52583; 3.93389
Physical characteristics
Length 29.6 kilometres (18.4 mi)

The Lez is a coastal river in Hérault département, France. It is the main river crossing Montpellier. The river has its source in Saint-Clément-de-Rivière and flows to the Mediterranean Sea at Palavas-les-Flots. The fish Cottus petiti is endemic to this river, and is found only in a short stretch of it.


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