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View over the Rhône flowing from Valais into Lake Geneva
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Native name Rotten  (Walser)
Rôno  (Arpitan)
Ròse  (Occitan)
Other name(s) Rhone
Country Switzerland, France
Physical characteristics
Main source Rhône Glacier
Valais, Switzerland
2,208 m (7,244 ft)
River mouth Mediterranean Sea
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43°19′51″N 4°50′44″E / 43.33083°N 4.84556°E / 43.33083; 4.84556
Length 813 km (505 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 98,000 km2 (38,000 sq mi)

The Rhône is a river in France and Switzerland. It is 812 kilometers long. The river starts in Rhône Glacier, which is in Switzerland. Then, the Rhône River joints the Saône, in France (and other rivers) and ends in the Mediterranean Sea.

The River Rhône empties into the Mediterranean. Only the Nile brings more water into the Mediterranean. The river drains an are of 95.5500 m2. The usual amount of water is about 1.700 m3 per second (at Tarrascon). During floods, this value has reached over 12.000 m3 per second.

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