Siagne

river in France

The Siagne is a short river that flows through the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments, in southeastern France.

Siagne
La Siagne  (French)
Gorges de la Siagne.jpg
Gorges of the Siagne
Siagne is located in France
Siagne
Siagne is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Siagne
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationnear Escragnolles
 - elevation640 m (2,100 ft)
Mouth 
 - locationMediterranean Sea
 - coordinates43°31′52″N 6°56′54″E / 43.531°N 6.9482°E / 43.531; 6.9482Coordinates: 43°31′52″N 6°56′54″E / 43.531°N 6.9482°E / 43.531; 6.9482
Length44 km (27 mi)
Basin size512 km2 (198 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - averageMediterranean Sea

GeographyEdit

The Siagne river has a length of 44.3 km (28 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 556 km2 (215 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 8.75 cubic metres per second at Pégomas, near Cannes.

CourseEdit

The Siagne starts on the south side of the Audibergue mountain, in the commune of Escragnolles, Alpes-Maritimes department, at an elevation of about 1,367 m (4,485 ft).[2] It then flows to the southwest through the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Var. For much of its length, it forms the border between the two departments.

Finally, the river flows into the Mediterranean Sea at the city of Mandelieu-la-Napoule.[3]

The Siagne flows through 2 departments and 13 communes, in one region:[1]

Main tributariesEdit

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

GalleryEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "La Siagne (Y55-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. "Source du Siagne" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. "Embouchure du Siagne" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 6 October 2016.