Têt (river)

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Têt near Villefranche-de-Conflent
Native name La Têt
Country France
Main source Pyrenees
±2,400 m (7,900 ft)
River mouth Mediterranean Sea
42°42′48″N 3°2′23″E / 42.71333°N 3.03972°E / 42.71333; 3.03972Coordinates: 42°42′48″N 3°2′23″E / 42.71333°N 3.03972°E / 42.71333; 3.03972
Basin size 1,550 km2 (600 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 116 km (72 mi)
  • Average rate:
    7.5 m3/s (260 cu ft/s)

The Têt (Catalan: Tet) is the largest river in Roussillon, southwestern France. It is 116 kilometres (72 mi) long. The Têt has its source at the foot of the Pic Carlit in the Pyrenees. It crosses the Pyrénées-Orientales département (Northern Catalonia) from West to East and ends in the Mediterranean Sea, near Perpignan (Catalan: Perpinyà).

Tributaries include[edit]

Towns along the river include[edit]