Lignon du Forez

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Lignon du Forez
Chemins de l'Astrée, Le Lignon 2.JPG
Lignon du Forez
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Chalmazel
1,490 m (4,890 ft)
45°39′56″N 03°47′58″E / 45.66556°N 3.79944°E / 45.66556; 3.79944
River mouth Loire
320 m (1,050 ft)
45°45′29″N 04°11′40″E / 45.75806°N 4.19444°E / 45.75806; 4.19444Coordinates: 45°45′29″N 04°11′40″E / 45.75806°N 4.19444°E / 45.75806; 4.19444
Length 58.9 km (36.6 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    8.33 m3/s (294 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression LoireAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 664 km2 (256 sq mi)

The Lignon du Forez (French: le Lignon du Forez, also called le Lignon de Chalmazel) is a 58.9 km (36.6 mi) long river in the Loire department, east-central France.[1] Its source is near Chalmazel. It flows generally east. It is a left tributary of the Loire into which it flows near Feurs.

Communes along its course[edit]

This list is ordered from source to mouth:

Chalmazel, Jeansagnière, Sauvain, Saint-Bonnet-le-Courreau, Saint-Georges-en-Couzan, Sail-sous-Couzan, Saint-Sixte, Leigneux, Boën, Trelins, Marcoux, Sainte-Agathe-la-Bouteresse, Montverdun, Saint-Étienne-le-Molard, Poncins, Cleppé, Feurs

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