Doubs (river)

Doubs (river)
Doubs

The Doubs between Switzerland and France
Origin Mouthe, Jura mountains
46°42′17″N 6°12′34″E / 46.70472°N 6.20944°E / 46.70472; 6.20944 (source Doubs)
Mouth Saône
46°54′3″N 5°1′27″E / 46.90083°N 5.02417°E / 46.90083; 5.02417 (Saône-Doubs)Coordinates: 46°54′3″N 5°1′27″E / 46.90083°N 5.02417°E / 46.90083; 5.02417 (Saône-Doubs)
Basin countries France, Switzerland
Length 453 km
Source elevation 937 m
Avg. discharge 176 m³/s
Basin area 7500 km²

The Doubs is a 453 km long river in eastern France and western Switzerland, left tributary of the Saône. Its source is near Mouthe in the western Jura mountains.

First it flows northeast, more or less along the French-Swiss border (forming the border for approx. 40 km). Near Montbéliard it turns southwest, until it flows into the river Saône in Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, approx. 20 km northeast of Chalon-sur-Saône. Its entire course resembles an inverted letter U, with the northeastern corner the only point at which the Doubs flows into Switzerland as far as Saint-Ursanne.

Course of the Doubs

The Doubs flows through the following Departments of France, Cantons of Switzerland, and cities:

Tributaries include:

The river forms several lakes:

See also

  • January 1910 Doubs river flood

References


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