Var (river) facts for kids
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The Var river in Entrevaux
|- left||Tinée, Vésubie|
|- location||Entraunes, Jura, France|
|- elevation||1,790 m (5,873 ft)|
|- location||Between Nice and Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Alpes-Maritimes, France|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||113.8 km (71 mi)|
|Basin||2,819 km² (1,088 sq mi)|
|- average||50.40 m³/s (1,780 cu ft/s)|
The Var (Latin: Varus) is a river in southeastern France. It is a right tributary of the Rhône river.It gave its name to the French department of Var. It is a unique case in France of a river not flowing in the department named after it (see Var)
The Var river has a length of 113.8 km (70.7 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 2,819 km2 (1,088 sq mi).
Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 50.40 m3/s (1,780 cu ft/s) at Nice (Pont Napoléon III) in the Alpes-Maritimes department.
The source of the Var is in the small town of Estenc, in the commune of Entraunes, at an altitude of about 1,790 m (5,873 ft), to the south of the Col de la Cayolle, a mountain pass 2,326 m (7,631 ft) high, in the Alpes-Maritimes department. From here, the Var flows, in general, to the southeast.
The Var river flows through 1 region (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), 2 departments and 31 communes. It flows through the following communes, among others:
- Alpes-Maritimes: Guillaumes
- Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Entrevaux
- Alpes-Maritimes: Puget-Théniers, Carros, Saint-Laurent-du-Var
The five main tributaries of the Var river are:
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