Rhue (river)

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The Rhue at Égliseneuve-d'Entraigues.
Country France
Basin features
Main source Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
1,250 m (4,100 ft)
45°29′51″N 02°50′42″E / 45.49750°N 2.84500°E / 45.49750; 2.84500
River mouth Dordogne
410 m (1,350 ft)
45°22′51″N 02°28′40″E / 45.38083°N 2.47778°E / 45.38083; 2.47778Coordinates: 45°22′51″N 02°28′40″E / 45.38083°N 2.47778°E / 45.38083; 2.47778
Progression DordogneAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 641 km2 (247 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 56.6 km (35.2 mi)
  • Average rate:
    20 m3/s (710 cu ft/s)

The Rhue (French: la Rhue, also called Grande Rhue) is a 56.6-kilometre (35.2 mi) long river in the Puy-de-Dôme, Cantal and Corrèze départements, south central France. Its source is at Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, near Super Besse, in the parc naturel régional des volcans d'Auvergne, 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) southeast of the puy de Sancy. It flows generally southwest. It is a left tributary of the Dordogne into which it flows at Bort-les-Orgues.

Its main tributaries are the Santoire, the petite Rhue and the Tarentaine.

Communes along its course[edit]

This list is ordered from source to mouth: