Aube (river)

river in France
Coordinates: 48°33′40″N 3°42′56″E / 48.56111°N 3.71556°E / 48.56111; 3.71556

The Aube is a river in France. It is a right tributary of the Seine. The Aube department is named after the river.

Aube
River
The Aube river in Bar-sur-Aube
The Aube river in Bar-sur-Aube
Country  France
Regions Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Departments Haute-Marne, Côte-d'Or, Aube, Marne
City Bar-sur-Aube
Source Plateau de Langres
 - location Praslay, Haute-Marne, France
 - elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
 - coordinates 47°44′48″N 5°7′55″E / 47.74667°N 5.13194°E / 47.74667; 5.13194
Confluence Seine River
 - location Marcilly-sur-Seine, Marne, France
 - elevation 72 m (236 ft)
 - coordinates 48°33′40″N 3°42′56″E / 48.56111°N 3.71556°E / 48.56111; 3.71556
Length 248.3 km (154 mi)
Basin 4,595 km² (1,774 sq mi)
Discharge for Marcilly-sur-Seine
 - average 41 /s (1,448 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Aube River

GeographyEdit

The Aube river has a length of 248.3 km (154.3 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 4,595 km2 (1,774 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 33.70 m3/s (1,190 cu ft/s) at Arcis-sur-Aube in the Aube department.[2]

CourseEdit

The source of the Aube river is in the Langres Plateau, in the commune of Praslay, at an altitude of about 390 m (1,280 ft), in the Haute-Marne department.[3]

The Aube river flows through 2 regions, 4 departments and 80 communes. It flows through the following communes, among others:[1]

Finally, it flows into the Seine river in the town of Marcilly-sur-Seine in the Marne department.[4]

Main tributariesEdit

The main tributaries of the Aube river are:[1]

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "L'Aube (F1--0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 18 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "L'Aube à Arcis-sur-Aube]". Banque Hydro (in French). Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie. Retrieved 18 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Source de l'Aube" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 18 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Embouchure de l'Aube" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 18 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)