The Besbre is a river in central France, a left tributary of the Loire. Its source is on the mountain of Puy de Montoncel, northeast of Thiers, in the Massif Central. The Besbre flows generally north, through the following departments and towns:

Besbre
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The Besbre at Jaligny-sur-Besbre
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Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMassif Central
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Loire
 ⁃ coordinates
46°33′10″N 3°43′54″E / 46.55278°N 3.73167°E / 46.55278; 3.73167 (Loire-Allier)Coordinates: 46°33′10″N 3°43′54″E / 46.55278°N 3.73167°E / 46.55278; 3.73167 (Loire-Allier)
Length103 km (64 mi)
Basin size762 km2 (294 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionLoireAtlantic Ocean

The Besbre flows into the river Loire 3 kilometres (2 mi) north of Dompierre-sur-Besbre.

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