Têt (river)

river in Roussillon, France

The Têt (Catalan: Tet) is the largest river in Roussillon, southeastern France. The valley formed by the river, the Valley of the Têt (French: Vallée de la Têt), was named as Region of Art and History (French: Pays d'Art et d'Histoire) by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.[1]

La Têt  (French)
Têt near Villefranche-de-Conflent
Physical characteristics
 - locationPyrenees
 - elevation±2,400 m (7,900 ft)
 - locationMediterranean Sea
 - coordinates42°42′48″N 3°2′23″E / 42.71333°N 3.03972°E / 42.71333; 3.03972
Length115 km (71 mi)
Basin size1,550 km2 (600 sq mi)
 - average7.5 m3/s (260 cu ft/s)

Geography change

The Têt river is 115.8 kilometres (72.0 miles).[2] Its source is on the northeastern side of Pic Carlit at an elevation of 2,405 metres (7,890 feet), in the municipality of Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes.

It crosses the Pyrénées-Orientales département (Northern Catalonia) from West to East and ends in the Mediterranean Sea, near Perpignan (Catalan: Perpinyà).

Tributaries change

The Têt has 43 tributaries;[2] some of them are:

  • Right tributaries:
    • Riberola (or Torrent de la Valleta), 10.3 kilometres (6.4 miles)
    • Carança, 15.3 kilometres (9.5 miles)
    • Mantet (or Rivière du Ressac, Ruisseau d'El Callau), 18.5 kilometres (11.5 miles)
    • Rotja, 23.3 kilometres (14.5 miles)
    • Cady, 19.2 km, flowing from the Le Canigou mountain.
    • Lentillà, 24 kilometres (15 miles)
    • Lliscou, 11.8 kilometres (7.3 miles)
    • Boulès (or Bolès), 34.5 kilometres (21.4 miles)
    • Basse, 11.6 kilometres (7.2 miles)
  • Left tributaries
    • Castellane, 27 kilometres (17 miles)
    • Caillan, 20.9 kilometres (13.0 miles)

Towns along the river change

Some towns and cities found along the river, with the Catalan name in parentheses, are:

Gallery change

References change

  1. "Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire" (in French). Direction Génerale des Patrimonies. Archived from the original on 19 August 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Fiche cours d'eau - La Têt (Y04-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 11 July 2013.

Other websites change