Loir

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Loir
Lavardin.jpg
The Loir in Lavardin
Native nameLe Loir  (French)
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationPerche
 ⁃ elevation150 m (490 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Sarthe
 ⁃ coordinates
47°33′27″N 0°31′35″W / 47.55750°N 0.52639°W / 47.55750; -0.52639 (Sarthe-Loir)Coordinates: 47°33′27″N 0°31′35″W / 47.55750°N 0.52639°W / 47.55750; -0.52639 (Sarthe-Loir)
Length317 km (197 mi)
Basin size8,270 km2 (3,190 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average33 m3/s (1,200 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionSartheMaineLoireAtlantic Ocean

The Loir is a 317 km (197 mi) long river in western France.[1] It is a left tributary of the Sarthe. Its source is in the Eure-et-Loir department, north of Illiers-Combray. It joins the river Sarthe in Briollay, north of the city of Angers.

It is indirectly a tributary of the Loire, and runs roughly parallel to it and slightly north of it for much of its length, and so might be regarded as a Yazoo type river.[citation needed]

Departments and towns crossed include[edit]

Tributaries include[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Loir (M1--0160)".