river in France

The Loing is a river in central France. It is a left tributary of the Seine. It flows through three regions of France: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Centre-Val de Loire and Île-de-France

Loing River; painted by Alfred Sisley
Physical characteristics
 - locationBurgundy
 - coordinates47°33′13″N 3°13′51″E / 47.55361°N 3.23083°E / 47.55361; 3.23083
 - elevation320 m (1,050 ft)
 - locationSeine
 - coordinates48°23′13″N 2°48′9″E / 48.38694°N 2.80250°E / 48.38694; 2.80250
 - elevation45 m (148 ft)
Length143 km (89 mi)
Basin size4,150 km2 (1,600 sq mi)
 - average19 m3/s (670 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionSeineEnglish Channel

Geography change

The Loing is 142.7 kilometres (88.7 miles) long. Its drainage basin covers 4,182 square kilometres (1,615 square miles).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 18.50 m3/s (653 cu ft/s) at Épisy, Seine-et-Marne, at about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the mouth of the Loing.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Épisy (69 years)

Course change

The Loing starts in Puisaye, a natural region, in the commune of Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing, in the south of the Yonne department, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. It starts at an altitude of about 320 metres (1,050 feet).[3]

The Loing flows, in general, to the northwest. It goes through the following regions, departments and communes:[1]

At its end, the Loing flows into the Seine river in Saint-Mammès (bordering Veneux-les-Sablons), Seine-et-Marne department, at 16 metres (52 feet) of altitude.[4]

The Loing river gives its name to the following communes: Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing, Dammarie-sur-Loing, Conflans-sur-Loing, Châlette-sur-Loing, Fontenay-sur-Loing, Souppes-sur-Loing, La Madeleine-sur-Loing, Bagneaux-sur-Loing, Grez-sur-Loing, Montigny-sur-Loing et Moret-sur-Loing.[1]

Main tributaries change

The main tributaries of the Loing are:

Paintings change

Several painters have painted the Loing river. Some of the paintings are:

Gallery change

Related pages change

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "le Loing (F4--0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. "Le Loing à Épisy" (in French). Banque Hydro. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. "Source du Loing" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. "Confluence du Loing" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 14 August 2017.