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Coordinates: 43°58′N 12°43′E / 43.967°N 12.717°E / 43.967; 12.717

The Conca is a river in the Marche and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy. Its source is Monte Carpegna, which is in the Montefeltro part of the province of Pesaro e Urbino.[1] The river flows northeast near Macerata Feltria and Mercatino Conca before crossing into the province of Rimini.[2] The river then flows past Morciano di Romagna before entering the Adriatic Sea southeast of Misano Adriatico and northwest of Cattolica.

Conca
2007-05-11 Foce del fiume Conca (Portoverde-Misano Adriatico).jpg
The river at Misano Adriatico
Location
CountryItaly
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationMonte Carpegna in Montefeltro
 - elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
Adriatic Sea near Misano Adriatico
Length47 km (29 mi)
Discharge 
 - average1.5 m3/s (53 cu ft/s)

HistoryEdit

During World War II, the British and their allies defeated the Germans in a battle near the Conca. The Conca was part of the German defenses known as the Gothic Line. This battle took place in 1944 and was known as Operation Olive.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hammond World Atlas (6 ed.). Hammond World Atlas Corporation. 2010. p. 69. ISBN 9780843715606.
  2. ^ The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World (13 ed.). London: Times Books. 2011. p. 76 N8. ISBN 9780007419135.