Rhone

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Coordinates: 43°19′51″N 4°50′44″E / 43.33083°N 4.84556°E / 43.33083; 4.84556
Rhone
River
View ower the Rhone flowin frae Valais intae Lake Geneva
Kintras Swisserland, Fraunce
Source Rhone Glacier
Mouth Mediterranean Sea
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 43°19′51″N 4°50′44″E / 43.33083°N 4.84556°E / 43.33083; 4.84556
Length 813 km (505 mi)
Basin 98,000 km2 (37,838 sq mi)
Area 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 1,710 m3/s (60,388 cu ft/s)
 - max 13,000 m3/s (459,091 cu ft/s)
 - min 360 m3/s (12,713 cu ft/s)

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.

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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