Têt (river)

river in Roussillon, France
Coordinates: 42°43′02″N 3°02′27″E / 42.7173°N 3.0408°E / 42.7173; 3.0408

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]

Têt
La Têt
River
Têt near Villefranche-de-Conflent
Têt near Villefranche-de-Conflent
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Commune Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes
Tributaries
 - left Castellane, Caillan
 - right Riberola, Carança, Mantet, Rotja, Cady, Lentillà, Lliscou, Boulès, Basse
City Perpignan
Source at the foot of Pic Carlit
 - location Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
 - elevation 2,405 m (7,890 ft)
 - coordinates 42°36′58″N 1°57′23″E / 42.6162°N 1.9564°E / 42.6162; 1.9564
Mouth Mediterranean Sea
 - location Canet-en-Roussillon, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
 - elevation m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 42°43′02″N 3°02′27″E / 42.7173°N 3.0408°E / 42.7173; 3.0408
Length 115.8 km (72 mi)
Basin 1,369 km² (529 sq mi)
Discharge for Perpignan
 - average 9.5 /s (335 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Têt

GeographyEdit

The Têt river is 115.8 km (72.0 mi).[2] Its source is on the northeastern side of Pic Carlit at an elevation of 2,405 m (7,890 ft), 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).

TributariesEdit

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

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

Towns along the riverEdit

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

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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