Allier River


Allier River

Infobox River | river_name = Allier


caption =
origin = Massif Central
mouth = Loire
coord|46|57|34|N|3|4|44|E|name=Loire-Allier|display=inline,title
basin_countries = France
length = 421 km
elevation = 1,503 m
discharge = 140 m³/s
watershed = 14,321 km²
The Allier (Occitan: "Alèir") is a river in central France, left tributary to the river Loire. Its source is in the Massif Central, in the Lozère "département", east of Mende. It joins the river Loire west of the city Nevers.

"Départements" and towns along the river

* Allier: Vichy, Varennes-sur-Allier, Moulins
* Ardèche - the river is a border between this "département" and Lozère
* Cher
* Haute-Loire: Brioude, Langeac
* Lozère: Langogne
* Nièvre
* Puy-de-Dôme: Brassac-les-Mines, Auzat-sur-Allier, Issoire, Cournon-d'Auvergne

Tributaries include

* Alagnon (left side)
* Anse
* Couze Pavin (left side)
* Dore (right side)
* Morge (left side)
* Sioule (left side)
* Veyre (left side)

Gallery

References

* [http://sandre.eaufrance.fr/app/chainage/courdo/htm/K---008-.php?cg=K---008- The Allier at the Sandre database]


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