river_name = Adige
origin = Lake Resia,
elevation_m = 1550
length_km = 410
watershed_km2 = 12100
The Adige ( _it. Adige; Venetian: "Àdexe"; Trentin: "Ades"; Friulian: "Adis"; _de. Etsch;
Ladin: "Adesc", or "Adiç"; Latin: "Athesis", Ancient greek: "Athesis", "Αθισης") is a riverwith its source in the Alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirolnear the Italian border with Austriaand Switzerland. At convert|410|km in length, 220 located in the province of Bolzano, it is the second longest riverin Italy, after the Po Riverwith convert|652|km.
The river flows out of the artificial Alpine
Lake Resia, located at the Resia Pass(convert|1504|m) close to the borders with Austria and Switzerland above the Inn valley. The lake is known for the church tower that marks the site of the former village of Curon Antica (Alt Graun) that was abandoned and flooded in 1953 when the dam was finished. Near Glurns, the Rom Riverfrom the Swiss Val Müstairjoins.
The Adige then runs eastbound through the
Vinschgau(Venosta Valley) to Meranowhere it is met by the Passirioriver from the north. South of Bolzano, the Isarco joins the river that is now heading south through a valley that always has been one of the major routes through the Alps, leading to and from the Resia Pass and the Brenner Pass, at convert|1370|m considered the easiest of the main Alpine passes.
The "Salurner Klause"/"Chiusa di Salorno" narrows at
Salornomarks the southern-most part of the German-speaking area. Thus, the Adige was mentioned in the "Lied der Deutschen" of 1841 as the southern border of the German languagearea of the time. This song was made the national anthem of Germanyin 1922, after Italy took control of all of the Adige.
Trento, the Avisio, Noce, and Fersina rivers join. The Adige then crosses Trentino and later Veneto, flowing past the city of Veronaand the towns of Roveretoand Adriathrough the Lagarina valley and the north-eastern part of the Po plain into the Adriaticsea. Both the Adige and the Po run parallel in the river deltawithout properly joining.
As a river in the mountains, it is subject to sudden swellings and overflows. It is also connected through artificial underground canals to
Lake Gardafor flood prevention.
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