The Orbieu (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁbjø]; Occitan: Orbiu) is an 84.2-kilometre (52.3 mi) long river in the Aude département, in south central France.[1] Its source is at Fourtou, in the Corbières Massif. It flows generally northeast. It is a right tributary of the Aude into which it flows between Raissac-d'Aude and Marcorignan, 10 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Narbonne.

Orbieu
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The Orbieu at Lagrasse
Orbieu is located in France
Orbieu
Orbieu is located in Occitanie
Orbieu
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationFourtou
 • coordinates42°55′59″N 02°26′05″E / 42.93306°N 2.43472°E / 42.93306; 2.43472
 • elevation700 m (2,300 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Aude
 • coordinates
43°13′59″N 02°54′00″E / 43.23306°N 2.90000°E / 43.23306; 2.90000Coordinates: 43°13′59″N 02°54′00″E / 43.23306°N 2.90000°E / 43.23306; 2.90000
 • elevation
10 m (33 ft)
Length84.2 km (52.3 mi)
Basin size680 km2 (260 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average4.64 m3/s (164 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionAudeMediterranean Sea

Communes along its courseEdit

This list is ordered from source to mouth: Fourtou, Auriac, Lanet, Montjoi, Vignevieille, Mayronnes, Saint-Martin-des-Puits, Saint-Pierre-des-Champs, Lagrasse, Ribaute, Camplong-d'Aude, Fabrezan, Ferrals-les-Corbières, Lézignan-Corbières, Luc-sur-Orbieu, Cruscades, Ornaisons, Névian, Villedaigne, Raissac-d'Aude, Marcorignan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Orbieu (Y15-0400)".