The Adour (French pronunciation: [aduʁ]; Basque: Aturri; Occitan: Ador) is a river in southwestern France. It rises in High-Bigorre (Pyrenees), in the commune of Aspin-Aure, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) near Bayonne. It is 308.3 kilometres (191.6 mi) long, of which the uppermost ca. 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) is known as the Adour de Payolle. At its final stretch, i.e. on its way through Bayonne and a short extent upstream, the river draws the border between the Northern Basque Country and Landes regions.
|Native name||L'Adour (m) (French)|
|• elevation||2,200 m (7,200 ft)|
|Length||308 km (191 mi)|
|Basin size||16,880 km2 (6,520 sq mi)|
|• average||150 m3/s (5,300 cu ft/s)|
Places along the riverEdit
Départements and towns along the river include:
The main tributaries of the Adour are, from source to mouth:
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- Commission Européenne—Natura 2000: Cartographie du Barthes de l'Adour—(in French) — maps of the Adour and Adour Basin.
- Natura 2000 Sites d'Intérêt Communautaire par la France: Barthes de l'Adour — (in French)
- Gouv.fr: Natura 2000 en France—(in French) — website homepage.
- European Commission: official Natura 2000 Network website— — "the centrepiece of EU nature & biodiversity policy."