±2,500 m (8,200 ft)
|River mouth||Mediterranean Sea
|Basin size||750 km2 (290 sq mi)|
|Length||84 km (52 mi)|
The Tech (French: [tɛk]; Catalan: Tec [ˈtɛk]) is a river in southern France, very close to the French-Spanish border. It runs through a valley in the Pyrénées-Orientales, in the former Roussillon, and is 84 kilometres (52 mi) long. Its source is the Parcigoule Valley, elevation 2,500 metres (8,200 ft), and it feeds the Mediterranean Sea. At Céret, the medieval Devil's bridge, once the largest bridge arch in the world, spans the river in an arc of 45 metres (148 ft) in length.
The Tech flows through the following towns: Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, Arles-sur-Tech, Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda, Céret and Le Boulou. It flows into the Mediterranean Sea between Saint-Cyprien and Argelès-sur-Mer, southeast of Perpignan.
- Cotrim da Cunha, Leticia, Léon Serve, François Gadel and Jean-Louis Blazi (September 1998). "Lignin-derived phenolic compounds as indicators of the nature of particulate organic matter in a Mediterranean river, the Tech". 2nd International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
- The Tech at the Sandre database
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