Vis (river)

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The Vis River
Country France
Basin features
Main source Cévennes
River mouth Hérault River
43°56′22″N 3°41′23″E / 43.93944°N 3.68972°E / 43.93944; 3.68972 (Hérault-Vis)Coordinates: 43°56′22″N 3°41′23″E / 43.93944°N 3.68972°E / 43.93944; 3.68972 (Hérault-Vis)
Basin size 332 km2 (128 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 57.9 km (36.0 mi)
  • Average rate:
    10 m3/s (350 cu ft/s)
St Laurent le Minier

The Vis is a 57.9-kilometre (36.0 mi) long river in south-central France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon région, right tributary of the Hérault River. Its source is in the Cévennes, near the village of Alzon. It flows between the Causse du Larzac and the Causse de Blandas into the Hérault département and the Gard département. The Vis flows into the Hérault River near Ganges.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name "Vis" derives from the old Proto-Indo-European root "Vir" which means "river", and which can be found in the name of many rivers in France such as the Vire River.

Towns along the river[edit]

The Vis flows through the following communes :

Hydrology and water quality[edit]

The Vis takes its source on the Saint-Guiral mount.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Vis river on Trekearth