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Geography: Rivers and Lakes in the Languedoc: The River Orb

The Orb rises in the Massif Central at an elevation of 820 m. Its basin, some 1,400 km, lies entirely within Southern France.

It is 145 km long, and flows through the Hérault département. It is crossed by the The Canal du Midi at Béziers.

The river Orb flows into the Gulf of Lyon (Mediterranean Sea) at Valras-Plage, discharging on average discharge 25 cubic meters per second.


Towns along the river

Hérault: les Aires, Avène, Bédarieux, Béziers, le Bousquet-d'Orb, Causses-et-Veyran, Cazouls-lès-Béziers, Ceilhes-et-Rocozels, Cessenon-sur-Orb, Colombières-sur-Orb, Hérépian, Joncels, Lamalou-les-Bains, Lignan-sur-Orb , Lunas, Maraussan, Mons, Murviel-lès-Béziers, le Poujol-sur-Orb, Romiguières, Roquebrun, Roqueredonde, Saint-Martin-de-l'Arçon, Sauvian, Sérignan, Thézan-lès-Béziers, la Tour-sur-Orb, Valras-Plage, Vieussan, Villeneuve-lès-Béziers.

Midi-Pyrénées: Le Clapier, Cornus, Fondamente.

 

Tributaries

ruisseau l'Aube
ruisseau le Graveson
rivière la Mare
le rieu Pourquié
ruisseau de Madale
le Rec Grand
ruisseau d'Arles
ruisseau d'Albine
ruisseau d'Héric
rivière le Jaur
ruisseau d'Escagnès
ruisseau de Laurenque
ruisseau le Rieuberlou
rivière le Vernazobre ou Vernazobres
ruisseau de Landeyran
ruisseau de Ronnel
ruisseau le Rieutort
ruisseau le Taurou
ruisseau de Bagnols
ruisseau le Lirou

 

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