Vendée (river)

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Vendée
2007-08-07-Vendée-Fontenay-le-Comte.jpg
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationDeux-Sèvres
 ⁃ elevation206 m (676 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Sèvre Niortaise
 ⁃ coordinates
46°19′21″N 0°57′47″W / 46.32250°N 0.96306°W / 46.32250; -0.96306 (Sèvre Niortaise-Vendée)Coordinates: 46°19′21″N 0°57′47″W / 46.32250°N 0.96306°W / 46.32250; -0.96306 (Sèvre Niortaise-Vendée)
Length82.5 km (51.3 mi)
Basin size675 km2 (261 sq mi)

The Vendée (US: /vɒ̃ˈd/, French: [vɑ̃de] (About this soundlisten); Occitan: Vendèa) is a 82.5 km (51.3 mi) long river in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Pays de la Loire regions in western France. It a right tributary of the Sèvre Niortaise.[1]

Its source is near L'Absie, in the west of the Deux-Sèvres department. For a few kilometres, it forms the border between the departments of Vendée (named after the river) and Charente-Maritime, before it flows into the Sèvre Niortaise, near Marans.

It flows through the following departments and towns:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Vendée (N---0120)".