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The Adour (Basque: Aturri, Occitan: Ador) is a river in southwestern France. It rises in High-Bigorre (Pyrenees), at the Col du Tourmalet, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) near Bayonne. It is 324 kilometres (201 mi) long, of which the uppermost 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) as the Adour du Tourmalet. At its final stretch, i.e. on its way through Bayonne and a short extent upstream, the river draws the borderline between the Northern Basque Country and Landes regions.

Adour
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Adour seen from the bridge at Aire-sur-l'Adour
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Native nameL'Adour (m)  (French)
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationHigh-Bigorre
 - elevation2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
Atlantic Ocean
 - coordinates
43°31′46″N 1°31′25″W / 43.52944°N 1.52361°W / 43.52944; -1.52361 (Atlantic Ocean-Adour)Coordinates: 43°31′46″N 1°31′25″W / 43.52944°N 1.52361°W / 43.52944; -1.52361 (Atlantic Ocean-Adour)
Length324 km (201 mi)
Basin size16,880 km2 (6,520 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average150 m3/s (5,300 cu ft/s)

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