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Entraygues-sur-Truyère JPG05.jpg
The Truyère in Entraygues-sur-Truyère.
Origin Massif Central
Mouth Lot
44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250 (Lot-Truyère)Coordinates: 44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250 (Lot-Truyère)
Basin countries France
Length 167 km (104 mi)
Source elevation 1,450 m (4,760 ft)
Avg. discharge 60 m3/s (2,100 cu ft/s)
Basin area 3,300 km2 (1,300 sq mi)

The Truyère (French pronunciation: ​[tʁy.jɛːʁ]) is a 167-kilometre (104 mi) long river in south-western France, right tributary of the Lot River. Its source is in the south-western Massif Central, north of Mende. It flows generally west through the following départements and towns:

The Truyère flows into the Lot River in Entraygues-sur-Truyère. Its main tributary (left) is the Bès River near Albaret-le-Comtal.

The Truyère feeds several reservoirs, like the Lac de Grandval and the Lac de Barrage de Sarrans, to supply hydroelectricity.

The Garabit Viaduct, built by Gustave Eiffel, spans the Truyère near Ruynes-en-Margeride.