Po (river)

Frae Wikipedia
(Reguidit frae Po River)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Po river near Cremona.jpg
The Po near Cremona, Lombardy
Po bacino idrografico.png
Map o the Po River wattershed
Main source Monte 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 mooth Adriatic 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 size 74,000 km2 (29,000 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Lenth 652 km (405 mi)
  • Average rate:
    1,540 m3/s (54,000 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    3,100 m3/s (110,000 cu ft/s)

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.

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. Raggi, Meri; Davide Ronchi; Laura Sardonini; Davide Viaggi (2007). "Po Basin Case study status report" (PDF). AquaMoney. Retrieved 6 April 2009. [deid airtin]