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The Orbieu at Lagrasse
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Fourtou
700 m (2,300 ft)
42°55′59″N 02°26′05″E / 42.93306°N 2.43472°E / 42.93306; 2.43472
River mouth Aude
10 m (33 ft)
43°13′59″N 02°54′00″E / 43.23306°N 2.90000°E / 43.23306; 2.90000Coordinates: 43°13′59″N 02°54′00″E / 43.23306°N 2.90000°E / 43.23306; 2.90000
Length 84.3 km (52.4 mi)
  • Average rate:
    4.64 m3/s (164 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 680 km2 (260 sq mi)

The Orbieu is a 84.3-kilometre (52.4 mi) long river in the Aude département, in south central France. Its source is at Fourtou, in the Corbières. It flows generally northeast. It is a right tributary of the Aude into which it flows between Raissac-d'Aude and Marcorignan, 10 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Narbonne.

Communes along its course[edit]

This list is ordered from source to mouth: Fourtou, Auriac, Lanet, Montjoi, Vignevieille, Mayronnes, Saint-Martin-des-Puits, Saint-Pierre-des-Champs, Lagrasse, Ribaute, Camplong-d'Aude, Fabrezan, Ferrals-les-Corbières, Lézignan-Corbières, Luc-sur-Orbieu, Cruscades, Ornaisons, Névian, Villedaigne, Raissac-d'Aude, Marcorignan