Tiber

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Tiber
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The Tiber near Fiumicino
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Origin Munt Fumaiolo
Mooth Tyrrhenian Sea
Basin kintras Italy
Length 406 km (252 mi)
Source elevation 1,268 m (4,160 ft)
Avg. discharge 267 m3/s (9,400 cu ft/s) (in Roum)
Basin aurie 17,375 km2 (6,709 sq mi)

The Tiber (Laitin Tiberis, Italian Tevere, Italian pronunciation: [ˈteːvere])[1] is the third-langest river in Italy, risin in the Apennine Muntains in Emilia-Romagna an flowin 406 kilometres (252 mi) through Umbrie an Lazio to the Tyrrhenian Sea.[2] It drains a basin estimatit at 17,375 square kilometres (6,709 sq mi). The river haes achieved lastin fame as the main wattercoorse o the ceety o Roum, foondit on its eastren banks.

The river rises at Munt Fumaiolo in central Italy an flows in a generally sootherly direction past Perugia an Roum tae meet the sea at Ostia. Popularly cried flavus ("the blond"), in reference tae the yellaeish colour o its watter, the Tiber haes hivily advanced at the mooth bi aboot 3 kilometres (2 miles) syne Roman times, leavin the auncient port o Ostia Antica 6 kilometres (4 miles) inland.[3][4] However, it daes nae furm a proportional delta, owin tae a strang north-flowin sea current close tae the shore, tae the steep shelvin o the coast, an tae slow tectonic subsidence.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (Italian) Dizionario d'ortografia e di pronunzia
  2. Lazio – Latium | Italy
  3. "Tiber River." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2006
  4. "Tiber". World Encyclopedia. Philip's, 2005.