Ain (river) facts for kids
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Course of the Ain.
|Main source||Jura mountains
± 700 m (2,300 ft)
|Length||190 km (120 mi)|
|Progression||Rhône→ Mediterranean Sea|
|Basin size||3,630 km2 (1,400 sq mi)|
The Ain river has a length of 190 km (118.1 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 3,765 km2 (1,454 sq mi).
The source of the Ain is a karst spring (a spring that is part of a karst system) in the Jura mountains, between the Conte an the La Favière communes (Jura department), at an altitude of about 680 m (2,231 ft). From here, the Ain flows to the south.
The Ain river flows through 2 regions, 2 departments and 66 communes. It flows through the following communes, among others:
- Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
The main tributaries of the Ain river are:
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Salins-les-Bains in the glaciated landscape of the upper Ain.
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