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Seugne
River
Seugne01.jpg
The Seugne in Jonzac
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Communes Jonzac, Pons, Saintes
Tributaries
 - right Trèfle
Small cities Jonzac, Pons
Source Montlieu-la-Garde
 - location Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation 93 m (305 ft)
 - coordinates 45°14′55″N 0°16′53″W / 45.24861°N 0.28139°W / 45.24861; -0.28139
Confluence Charente
 - location Courcoury, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 45°43′40″N 0°37′5″W / 45.72778°N 0.61806°W / 45.72778; -0.61806
Length 82.4 km (51 mi)
Basin 902 km² (348 sq mi)
Discharge for Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne
 - average 7.6 /s (268 cu ft/s)
The Seugne in the southwest of the Charente watershed
The Seugne in the southwest of the Charente watershed
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The Seugne is a river in southwestern France and a left tributary of the Charente river. It flows through the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Geography

The Seugne river has a length of 82.4 km (51 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 902 km2 (348 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 7.6 cubic metres per second at Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne.

Course

FR 17 Courcoury·Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge·Chaniers - Confluent de la Charente et du bras oriental de la Seugne
Confluence of the left branch with the Charente river

The Seugne river starts in the commune of Montlieu-la-Garde, near the place called Chez Bourdeau, at an elevation of about 93 m (305 ft). It flows generally north-northwest.

The river flows through the small cities of Jonzac, subprefecture and Pons, both in the Charente-Maritime department.

After the small town of Colombiers, the river flows into the Charente river in Les Gonds, a suburb of Saintes.

The Seugne flows through 2 arrondissements (Jonzac and Saintes), 7 cantons and 34 communes, all in the Charente-Maritime department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region:

The river starts in the canton of Montlieu-la-Garde, flows through the cantons of Montendre, Jonzac, Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, Pons, Gémozac and, finally, ends in the canton of Saintes-Est.

It flows through the following communes, from its starts to its confluence : Montlieu-la-Garde, Chepniers, Pouillac, Sainte-Colombe, Polignac, Chatenet, Le Pin, Sousmoulins, Mérignac, Pommiers-Moulons, Vibrac, Chaunac, Fontaines-d'Ozillac, Léoville, Saint-Médard, Champagnac, Ozillac, Jonzac, Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan, Lussac, Clion, Saint-Georges-Antignac, Mosnac, Fléac-sur-Seugne, Belluire, Pons, Bougneau, Saint-Léger, Colombiers, Montils, La Jard, Berneuil, Les Gonds, Courcoury, Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge.

Main tributaries

All the tributaries of the Seugne river are small rivers or streams:

Left tributaries:

  • Laurançanne, -10.5 km
  • Maine o Rochette - 29.1 km
  • Soute -11.1 km

Right tributaries:

  • Pimperade -13.4 km
  • Pharaon 18.5 km
  • Trèfle - 47.3 km, the longest tributary of the Seugne

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