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Rhone

river in Swisserland an Fraunce
For ither uises, see Rhone (disambiguation).

The Rhone (French: Rhône, IPA: [ʁon]; German: Rhone; Walliser German: Rotten; Italian: Rodano; Arpitan: Rôno; Occitan: Ròse) is ane o the major rivers o Europe, risin in Swisserland an runnin frae thare through sootheastren Fraunce. At Arles, near its mooth on the Mediterranean Sea, the river divides intae twa branches, kent as the Great Rhone (French: Grand Rhône) an the Little Rhone (Petit Rhône). The resultin delta constitutes the Camargue region.

Rhône
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View ower the Rhône flowin frae Valais intae Loch Geneva
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Native name French: le Rhône
Ither name(s) German: Rhone
Basin
Main source Rhône Glacier
Valais, Swisserland
2,208 m (7,244 ft)
River mooth Mediterranean Sea
Fraunce
0 m (0 ft)
43°19′51″N 4°50′44″E / 43.33083°N 4.84556°E / 43.33083; 4.84556Coordinates: 43°19′51″N 4°50′44″E / 43.33083°N 4.84556°E / 43.33083; 4.84556
Basin size 98,000 km2 (38,000 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Lenth 813 km (505 mi)
Dischairge
  • Minimum rate:
    360 m3/s (13,000 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    1,710 m3/s (60,000 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    13,000 m3/s (460,000 cu ft/s)

In French, the adjective derived frae the river is rhodanien, as in le sillon rhodanien (literally "the furrow o the Rhone"), which is the name o the lang, straicht Saône an Rhone river valleys, a deep cleft runnin due sooth tae the Mediterranean an separatin the Alps frae the Massif Central.

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