Versoix (river)

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La Versoix a Versoix.JPG
The Versoix, flowing through Versoix
Country France, Switzerland
Basin features
Main source Jura Mountains of Ain (France)
600 m (2,000 ft)
River mouth Lake Geneva at Versoix (Switzerland)
372 m (1,220 ft)
Progression RhôneMediterranean Sea
Basin size 89 km2 (34 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 22.8 km (14.2 mi)
  • Average rate:
    3.2 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)

The Versoix is a river in France and in Switzerland. It is a 22.8 kilometres (14.2 mi) tributary of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman).

The river begins in the Jura Mountains in Ain, France as Rivière la Divonne. It flows eastward through Divonne-les-Bains and Lac de Divonne approaching the Canton of Vaud. From there it turns southward toward form 10.5 kilometres (6.5 mi) of the France–Switzerland border, entering the Canton of Geneva and continuing eastward toward Versoix where it enters the lake.

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Coordinates: 46°16′N 6°10′E / 46.267°N 6.167°E / 46.267; 6.167