Maine (river)

The Maine (French pronunciation: [mɛːn] (listen)) is a river, a tributary of the Loire, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) long, in the Maine-et-Loire département in France.[1]

Maine
Maine aval angers.jpg
The Maine near Angers
Maine (river) is located in France
Maine (river)
Maine (river) is located in Pays de la Loire
Maine (river)
Native nameLa Maine (French)
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSarthe and Mayenne
 • elevation±25 m (82 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Loire
 • coordinates
47°24′39″N 0°36′53″W / 47.41083°N 0.61472°W / 47.41083; -0.61472Coordinates: 47°24′39″N 0°36′53″W / 47.41083°N 0.61472°W / 47.41083; -0.61472
Length11.5 km (7.1 mi)
Basin size22,194 km2 (8,569 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average128 m3/s (4,500 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionLoireAtlantic Ocean

It is formed by the confluence of the Mayenne and Sarthe rivers north of Angers. It flows through this city and joins the Loire southwest of Angers.

The river's name is derived from the ancient Meodena, and is unrelated to Maine, the province.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Maine (M4--0190)".