Po (river)

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Po
Kintra Italy, Swisserland, Fraunce
Basin
River mooth Adriatic Sea
44°58′12″N 12°32′49″E / 44.97000°N 12.54694°E / 44.97000; 12.54694 (Adriatic Sea-Po)Coordinates: 44°58′12″N 12°32′49″E / 44.97000°N 12.54694°E / 44.97000; 12.54694 (Adriatic Sea-Po)
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Physical characteristics
Lenth

652 km (405 mi)[1]

682 km (424 mi) includin Maira

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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. 2.0 2.1 Raggi, Meri; Davide Ronchi; Laura Sardonini; Davide Viaggi (2007). "Po Basin Case study status report" (pdf). AquaMoney. Retrieved 6 April 2009.