River Severn facts for kids
|Welsh: Afon Hafren|
The Severn at Shrewsbury from Shrewsbury Castle.
|Countries||United Kingdom, (Wales, England)|
|Regions||Mid Wales, West Midlands, South West|
|Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire|
|- left||Vyrnwy, Tern, Stour, Warwickshire Avon, Bristol Avon|
|- right||Teme, Wye|
|Cities||Shrewsbury, Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol|
|Landmarks||Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley, Severn Bore, Severn crossing|
|- location||Plynlimon, Ceredigion, Wales|
|- elevation||610 m (2,001 ft)|
|- location||Bristol Channel, United Kingdom|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||354 km (220 mi)|
|Basin||11,420 km² (4,409 sq mi)|
|Discharge||for Bewdley, Worcs. SO 7815 7622|
|- average||61.17 m³/s (2,160 cu ft/s)|
|- max||533.48 m³/s (18,840 cu ft/s)
max recorded on 1947-03-21
The River Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about 354 kilometres (220 mi), It rises in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester on its banks.The Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.
The river is usually considered to become the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing. The river then discharges into the Bristol Channel which in turn discharges into the Atlantic Ocean. The Severn's drainage basin area is 11,420 square kilometres (4,409 sq mi), excluding the River Wye and the River Avon which flow into the Severn Estuary.
Images for kids
Post marked as the source of the River Severn on Plynlimon, Wales. The wording is in both English and Welsh.
The Welsh Bridge (background) and Frankwell Footbridge (foreground) in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
The Severn bridged by the A49 road just outside Shrewsbury. The village of Uffington, Shropshire is in the foreground.
Worcester Cathedral overlooking the Severn
High Town, Bridgnorth.
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