Gers (river)

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The Gers (French: [ʒɛʁ(s)]) is a 175-kilometre (109 mi) long river in southern France, left tributary of the Garonne.[1]

Gers
Auch Haute ville depuis Gers.jpg
Gers River in Auch
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Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationPlateau de Lannemezan
Mouth 
 • location
Garonne
 • coordinates
44°8′40″N 0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers)Coordinates: 44°8′40″N 0°38′52″E / 44.14444°N 0.64778°E / 44.14444; 0.64778 (Garonne-Gers)
Length175.4 km (109.0 mi)
Basin size1,227 km2 (474 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average7.06 m3/s (249 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionGaronneGironde estuaryAtlantic Ocean

Its source is in the foothills of the Pyrenees, near Lannemezan. It flows north through the départements Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers and Lot-et-Garonne. It flows into the Garonne in Layrac, near Agen. The city Auch lies along the river Gers. It gives its name to the Gers département.

ToponymyEdit

The name of the Gers appears in the sixth century as Ægirtius, de Egircio flumine and Gircius. It is known as in flumine Gersio in 817 and as Iercius in the 13th century.

Departments and citiesEdit

 
The Gers river in Ornézan

The Gers passes through the following departments and main towns:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Le Gers (O6--0250)".

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