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The Po ([Padus an Eridanus] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help); Italian: Po Italian pronunciation: [ˈpɔ]; auncient Ligurian: Bodincus or Bodencus; Greek: Πάδος an Ἠριδανός) is a river that flows either 652 km (405 mi) or 682 km (424 mi) – considerin the length o the Maira, a richt baunk tributary – eastward athort northren Italy, frae a spring seepin frae a stony hillside at Pian del Re, a flat place at the heid o the Val Po unner the northwast face o Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) through a delta projectin intae the Adriatic Sea near Venice. It is the langest river in Italy.

Po
Po river near Cremona.jpg
The Po near Cremona, Lombardy
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Map o the Po River wattershed
Basin
Main sourceMonte Viso
Near Crissolo, Piedmont, Italy
3,700 m (12,100 ft)
44°42′5″N 7°5′35″E / 44.70139°N 7.09306°E / 44.70139; 7.09306
River moothAdriatic Sea
Near Adria, Veneto, Italy
0 m (0 ft)
44°57′9″N 12°25′55″E / 44.95250°N 12.43194°E / 44.95250; 12.43194Coordinates: 44°57′9″N 12°25′55″E / 44.95250°N 12.43194°E / 44.95250; 12.43194
Basin size74,000 km2 (29,000 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Lenth652 km (405 mi)
Dischairge
  • Average rate:
    1,540 m3/s (54,000 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    3,100 m3/s (110,000 cu ft/s)
Features

ReferencesEedit

  1. Zwingle, Erla (May 2002). "Italy's Po River Punished for centuries by destructive floods, northern Italians stubbornly embrace their nation's longest river, which nurtures rice fields, vineyards, fisheries—and legends". National Geographic. Retrieved 6 April 2009. 
  2. Raggi, Meri; Davide Ronchi; Laura Sardonini; Davide Viaggi (2007). "Po Basin Case study status report" (PDF). AquaMoney. Retrieved 6 April 2009. [deid airtin]