Nive

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Nive
Bayonne Reflets dans la Nive.JPG
Nive in Bayonne
Country  France
Basin features
Main source Pyrenees
43°03′38″N 1°11′49″W / 43.06056°N 1.19694°W / 43.06056; -1.19694
River mouth Adour
43°29′38″N 1°28′27″W / 43.49389°N 1.47417°W / 43.49389; -1.47417 (Adour-Nive)Coordinates: 43°29′38″N 1°28′27″W / 43.49389°N 1.47417°W / 43.49389; -1.47417 (Adour-Nive)
Progression AdourAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 1,030 km2 (400 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 80 km (50 mi)

The Nive (Basque: Errobi, Occitan: Niva) is a French river that flows through the French Basque Country. It is a left tributary of the river Adour. The river's source in the Pyrenees in Lower Navarre. The river Nive was made famous by the Le petit Nicolas series.

Geography[edit]

The Nive proper is formed from three head rivers in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port:

  • The Nive de Béhérobie (main stream)
  • The Laurhibar
  • The Nive d'Arnéguy.

The Nive passes through the towns of Estérençuby (Nive de Béhérobie), Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Bidarray, Cambo-les-Bains, Ustaritz, Villefranque and Bayonne, where it flows into the Adour.

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