Drôme (river)

The Drôme (French pronunciation: [dʁom] (About this soundlisten); Occitan: Droma), a river in southeastern France, a left tributary of the Rhône. It is 110.6 km (68.7 mi) long,[1] and has a watershed of 1,663 km². Its source is in the western foothills of the Alps, near the village Valdrôme. It flows into the Rhône near Loriol-sur-Drôme, between Valence and Montélimar. Tributaries of the Drôme include the Bez (or Bès), the Roanne and the Gervanne.

Drôme
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Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationFrench Prealps
Mouth 
 • location
Rhône
 • coordinates
44°46′15″N 4°45′46″E / 44.77083°N 4.76278°E / 44.77083; 4.76278Coordinates: 44°46′15″N 4°45′46″E / 44.77083°N 4.76278°E / 44.77083; 4.76278
Length110.6 km (68.7 mi)
Basin size1,663 km2 (642 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average20 m3/s (710 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionRhôneMediterranean Sea

The Drôme flows through the following départements and towns:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - La Drôme (V42-0400)".