Metauro

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Metauro
Metauro à San Angelo in Vado.jpg
The Metauro in Sant'Angelo in Vado
Origin near Monte dei Frati in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino
Mouth Adriatic Sea near Fano
Basin countries  Italy
Length 121 km (75 mi)
Source elevation 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Avg. discharge 20.8 m3/s (730 cu ft/s)
Basin area 1,325 km2 (512 sq mi)

The Metauro is a river in the Marche region of central Italy. It rises in the Apennine Mountains and runs east for 110 kilometres (68 mi) or 121 kilometres (75 mi) if the Meta is included as its uppermost reach.

The name of the river in Latin is Metaurus[1] or Mataurus. In Ancient Greek, the name of the river is Métauros, Μέταυρος which stems simply from the union of the two torrents: Meta, running from the Apennine pass Bocca Trabaria, at an elevation of 1,044 metres (3,425 ft), and Auro, flowing from Monte Maggiore, at an elevation of 1,384 metres (4,541 ft).

The source of the river is located near Monte dei Frati in the border region between the provinces of Pesaro e Urbino, Arezzo and Perugia.[2] It flows east through Pesaro e Urbino near Mercatello sul Metauro, Sant'Angelo in Vado (where the river forms the Cascata del Sasso, "Waterfall of the Stone"), Urbania, Fermignano, Fossombrone (in whose territory it receives the waters of the Candigliano), and, after flowing into a tight valley, the Gola del Furlo, Montemaggiore al Metauro, from which it starts to flow in a plain area. The river flows northeast near Calcinelli, Saltara, Lucrezia, Cartoceto and Cuccurano before flowing into the Adriatic Sea near Fano.

Battles[edit]

Two battles were fought on the banks of Metauro in ancient times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard J.A. Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World: Map-By-Map Directory I. Princeton, NJ and Oxford, UK: Princeton University Press. p. 610. ISBN 0691049459. 
  2. ^ Hammond World Atlas (6 ed.). Hammond World Atlas Corporation. 2010. p. 69. ISBN 9780843715606. 
Attribution

Coordinates: 43°50′N 13°03′E / 43.833°N 13.050°E / 43.833; 13.050

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