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The Nive (Basque: Errobi, Occitan: Niva) is a French river that flows through the French Basque Country. It is a left tributary of the river Adour. The river's source in the Pyrenees in Lower Navarre. The river Nive was made famous by the Le petit Nicolas series.

Nive
Bayonne Reflets dans la Nive.JPG
Nive in Bayonne
Location
Country France
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationPyrenees
 ⁃ coordinates43°03′38″N 1°11′49″W / 43.06056°N 1.19694°W / 43.06056; -1.19694
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Adour
 ⁃ coordinates
43°29′38″N 1°28′27″W / 43.49389°N 1.47417°W / 43.49389; -1.47417 (Adour-Nive)Coordinates: 43°29′38″N 1°28′27″W / 43.49389°N 1.47417°W / 43.49389; -1.47417 (Adour-Nive)
Length80 km (50 mi)
Basin size1,030 km2 (400 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionAdourAtlantic Ocean

GeographyEdit

 
Confluence of the Nive in Bayonne in 1843, by Eugène de Malbos

The Nive proper is formed from three head rivers in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port:

  • The Nive de Béhérobie (main stream)
  • The Laurhibar
  • The Nive d'Arnéguy.

The Nive passes through the towns of Estérençuby (Nive de Béhérobie), Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Bidarray, Cambo-les-Bains, Ustaritz, Villefranque and Bayonne, where it flows into the Adour.

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