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0 Ouhans - Source de la Loue (2).JPG
The source of the Loue, showing karst formations.
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Jura mountains
528 m (1,732 ft)
47°0′39″N 6°17′57″E / 47.01083°N 6.29917°E / 47.01083; 6.29917 (source Loue)
River mouth Doubs
47°0′47″N 5°26′55″E / 47.01306°N 5.44861°E / 47.01306; 5.44861 (Doubs-Loue)Coordinates: 47°0′47″N 5°26′55″E / 47.01306°N 5.44861°E / 47.01306; 5.44861 (Doubs-Loue)
Length 122 km (76 mi)
  • Average rate:
    59 m3/s (2,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression DoubsSaôneRhôneMediterranean Sea
Basin size 1,760 km2 (680 sq mi)

The Loue is a river of eastern France, a left tributary of the Doubs, which it joins downstream of Dole. Its source is a karst spring in the Jura mountains near Ouhans, which at least partly receives its water from the Doubs. This connection with the Doubs was only discovered in 1901 when a spillage from the Pernod factory into the Doubs was transmitted into the Loue .[1]

The Loue flows through the following departments and towns:


  1. ^ April McMahon (1994). Understanding language change. Cambridge University Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-521-44665-1.