Ariège (river) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAriège
Ariège river in Tarascon-sur-Ariège
|Departments||Pyrénées-Orientales, Ariège, Haute-Garonne|
|- left||Aston, Vicdessos, Courbière, Lèze|
|- right||Oriège, Lauze, Crieu, Hers-Vif, Aïse|
|Source||Lac Noire, Pyrenees|
|- location||Porta, Pyrénées-Orientales, France|
|- elevation||2,470 m (8,104 ft)|
|- location||Portet-sur-Garonne, Haute-Garonne, France|
|- elevation||140 m (459 ft)|
|Length||163.2 km (101 mi)|
|Basin||4,135 km² (1,597 sq mi)|
|- average||76.4 m³/s (2,698 cu ft/s)|
The Ariège river is 163.2 km (101.4 mi) long with a drainage basin of 4,135 km2 (1,597 sq mi).
Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 76.4 m3/s (2,700 cu ft/s) at Pinsaguel, near the confluence with the Garonne, in the Haute-Garonne department, for a period of 30 years.
Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Pinsaguel
The source of the Ariège is in the Lac of Font Nègre, at the Pyrenees on the border between France and Andorra, just south of Pas de la Casa (Andorra) on the western side of the Pics Orientaux de Font Nègre, in the commune of Porta, Pyrénées-Orientales department, at an altitude of about 2,470 m (8,104 ft).
In its first part, it flows to the north, forming the border between France and Andorra, up to Pas de la Casa, and then turns to the north-east.
After flowing through the Ariège plain, the river gets out of the department of Ariège and into the department of Haute-Garonne and, finally, joins the Garonne river at Portet-sur-Garonne, near the city of Toulouse.
The Ariège flows to the northeast, in general, and passes through the following regions, departments and communes:
- Occitanie region
The Ariège river flows through a total of 58 communes.
Some of the tributaries are:
- Right tributaries:
- Left tributaries
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