Magra (river)

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Magra
Bocca di Magra.JPG
The mouth of the Magra
Country Italy
Basin
Main source Between Monte Borgognone and Monte Tavola
1,200 m (3,900 ft)
River mouth Tyrrhenian Sea
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 1,686 km2 (651 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 62 km (39 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)

The Magra is a 62-kilometre (39 mi) long river of Northern Italy, which runs through Pontremoli, Filattiera, Villafranca in Lunigiana and Aulla in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany); Santo Stefano di Magra, Vezzano Ligure, Arcola, Sarzana and Ameglia in the province of La Spezia (Liguria).

In Roman times, it was known as the Macra and marked the eastern boundary of the territory of Liguria.

The river’s drainage basin occupies around 1,686 km2 (651 sq mi). Its most important tributary is the Vara which joins the Magra from the right within the commune of Santo Stefano di Magra.

External links[edit]

Media related to Magra River at Wikimedia Commons Coordinates: 44°03′N 9°59′E / 44.050°N 9.983°E / 44.050; 9.983