List of rivers of Switzerland facts for kids

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The following is a list of rivers in Switzerland.

The longest Swiss rivers

(> 100 km, only the length in Switzerland:)

  1. Rhine - 375 km - 36'494 km2
  2. Aar - 295 km - 17'779 km2
  3. Rhône - 264 km - 10'403 km2
  4. Reuss - 158 km - 3'425 km2
  5. Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 km2
  6. Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 km2
  7. Thur 125 km - 1'724 km2
  8. Inn - 104 km - 2'150 km2

Rivers and their tributaries

Aare river in Bern
Aar at Bern

Switzerland is drained into four directions:

Some rivers (like the Danube) do not flow through Switzerland themselves. They are list for having Swiss tributaries. They are given in italics.

Rhine - 375 km - 36,494 km2 (main branch in Hoek van Holland, Netherlands)
Wiese - km - km2 (in Basel)
Birsig 21 km - 82 km2 (in Basel)
Birs - 73 km - 924 km2 (in Basel)
Birs laufen
Birs at Laufen
Aar - 295 km - 17'779 km2 (in Koblenz)
Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 km2 (in Brugg)
Sihl - 73 km - 341 km2 (in Zürich)
Reuss - 158 km - 3,425 km2 (in Brugg)
Kleine Emme - 58 km - 477 km2 (near Luzern)
Emme - 80 km - 983 km2 (in Solothurn)
Orbe / Thielle - 57 km - 488 km2 (into Lake Biel in La Neuveville)
Broye - 86 km - 850 km2 (into Lake Neuchâtel in La Sauge)
Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 km2 (near Bern)
Kander - 44 km - 1'126 km2 (into Lake Thun near Thun)
Simme - 53 km - 594 km2 (in Wimmis)
Lütschine - km - (into Lake Brienz near Interlaken)
Töss - 58 km - 442 km2 (in Teufen)
Thur - 125 km - 1724 km2 (near Flaach)
Landquart - 43 km - 618 km2 (in Landquart)
Vorderrhein - 67,5 km - 1'514 km2 (at Reichenau, near Chur)
Hinterrhein - 57,3 km - 1'693 km2 (at Reichenau)
Albula - 36 km - 950 km2 (near Thusis)
Julia - km - km2 (in Tiefencastel)
Landwasser 30.5 km
Rhône - 264 km - 10'403 km2 (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France)
Saône - km - km2 (in Lyon, France)
Doubs - 74 km - 1'310 km2 (in Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, France)
Allaine - 28 km - 197 km2 (near Montbéliard, France)
Arve - km - km2 (in Geneva)
Drance - 43 km - 678 km2 (in Martigny)
Lonza - km - km2 (in Gampel)
Vispa - 40 km - 787 km2 (in Visp)
Po (near Venice, Italy)
Adda - km - km2 (in Cremona, Italy)
Breggia - km - km2 (into Lake Como, between Cernobbio and Como, Italy)
Mera - km - km2 (into Lake Como in Sorico, Italy)
Poschiavino - km - km2 (in Tirano, Italy)
Ticino - 91 km - 1'616 km2 (in Pavia, Italy)
Toce - km - km2 (into Lake Maggiore in Verbania, Italy)
Diveria - km - km2 (near Domodossola, Italy)
Tresa - 13 km - 754 km2 (into Lake Maggiore in Luino, Italy)
Maggia - 55 km - 926 km2 (into Lake Maggiore in Locarno)
Adige (near Venice, Italy)
Rom - km - km2 (in Glurns, Italy)
Danube (in Sulina, Romania)
Inn - 104 km - 2'150 km2 (in Passau, Germany)

List by letter

Aar, Albula, Allaine, Arve, Birs, Birsig, Breggia, Broye, Diveria, Doubs, Drance, Emme, Hinterrhein, Inn, Julia, Kander, Kleine Emme, Landquart, Limmat, Linth, Lonza, Lütschine, Maggia, Mera, Orbe, Poschiavino, Reuss, Rhine, Rhône, Rom, Saane/Sarine, Sihl, Simme, Thielle, Thur, Ticino, Töss, Tresa, Venoge, Vispa, Vorderrhein, Wiese.

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