Passer (river)

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070406-10 Meran Promenade.jpg
The Passer in Merano
Country Italy
Basin features
Main source Timmelsjoch
3,479 m (11,414 ft)
River mouth Adige in Merano
294 m (965 ft)
Basin size 427 km2 (165 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 42.6 km (26.5 mi)

The Passer (German pronunciation: [pasɐ]; Italian: Passirio [pasˈsiːrjo]) is a 42.6-kilometre (26.5 mi) torrent in northern Italy, a left tributary of the Adige, whose entire course lies within South Tyrol. The stream rises near the Alpine pass between Italy and Austria known as the Timmelsjoch, and flows through the Passeier Valley where the most important settlement is St. Leonhard in Passeier. The river joins the Adige at Merano, where it is a significant site for competitive canoeing, beneath the Steinerner Steg.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Passer (River) at Wikimedia Commons
  • (Italian) Agenzia provinciale per l'ambiente, ‘Torrente Passirio’, Acque superficiali (Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano - Alto Adige, 2009)
  • (German) Landesagentur für Umwelt, ‘Passer’, Oberflächengewässer (Autonome Provinz Bozen - Südtirol, 2009)

Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°10′E / 46.683°N 11.167°E / 46.683; 11.167