Ouémé River

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Ouémé River
Weme River
Oueme River Cotonou Atlantic.jpg
The Oueme River where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean in Cotonou, Benin.
Countries Benin, Nigeria
Source
 - elevation 465 m (1,526 ft)
Mouth Gulf of Guinea
 - location Cotonou, Benin
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 6°21′11″N 2°26′39″E / 6.35306°N 2.44417°E / 6.35306; 2.44417Coordinates: 6°21′11″N 2°26′39″E / 6.35306°N 2.44417°E / 6.35306; 2.44417
Length 510 km (317 mi)
Basin 46,990 km2 (18,143 sq mi) [1]
Discharge
 - average 170 m3/s (6,003 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 1,175 m3/s (41,495 cu ft/s)
 - min 0 m3/s (0 cu ft/s)

The Ouémé River, also known as the Weme River, is a river in Benin. It rises in the Atakora Mountains, and is about 510 kilometres (320 mi) long. It flows past the towns of Carnotville and Ouémé to a large delta on the Gulf of Guinea near the seaport city of Cotonou. The largest tributaries are the Okpara River and the Alpouro River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oueme Basin". Retrieved 11 December 2010.