The Fortore (Latin: Fertor or Frento) is a river which flows through the provinces of Benevento, Campobasso and Foggia in southern Italy. It is 110 kilometres (68 mi) long.

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Physical characteristics
 • locationMonte Altieri
 • elevation840 m (2,760 ft)
MouthAdriatic Sea
 • location
near Lake Lesina
 • coordinates
41°55′12″N 15°17′35″E / 41.9199°N 15.2930°E / 41.9199; 15.2930Coordinates: 41°55′12″N 15°17′35″E / 41.9199°N 15.2930°E / 41.9199; 15.2930
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length110 km (68 mi)

The river rises from the slopes of Monte Altieri, which reaches 888 metres (2,913 ft) above sea level. The Fortore, on the Adriatic side of the Apennines, collects the waters of four small streams about 4 kilometres (2 mi) from San Bartolomeo in Galdo. From there it runs in a northerly direction through a narrow and twisting valley between Daunian Mountains. After 22 kilometres (14 mi), near Castelvetere in Val Fortore, it exits from the province of Benevento. In its lower course it forms the border between the provinces of Campobasso and Foggia. The Fortore flows into the Adriatic Sea not far from Lake Lesina.

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