List of rivers of Switzerland


List of rivers of Switzerland

The following is a list of rivers in Switzerland:

The longest Swiss rivers

(> 100 km, only the length in Switzerland)
#Rhine - 375 km - 36'494 km²
#Aar - 295 km - 17'779 km²
#Rhône River - 264 km - 10'403 km²
#Reuss River - 158 km - 3'425 km²
#Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 km²
#Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 km²
#Thur 125 km - 1'724 km²
#Inn River - 104 km - 2'150 km²

Rivers with the largest drainage area

(> 1000 km², only the area in Switzerland)
#Rhine - 375 km - 36'494 km²
#Aar - 295 km - 17'779 km²
#Rhône River - 264 km - 10'403 km²
#Reuss River - 158 km - 3,425 km²
#Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 km²
#Inn River - 104 km - 2'150 km²
#Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 km²
#Thur - 125 km - 1'724 km²
#Ticino River - 91 km - 1'616 km²
#Hinterrhein - 57,3 km - 1'693 km²
#Vorderrhein - 67,5 km - 1'514 km²
#Doubs River - 74 km - 1'310 km²
#Kander - 44 km - 1'126 km²


=Rivers and their tributaries=

Switzerland is drained into four directions:
*North Sea, via the Rhine.
*Mediterranean Sea, via the Rhône River.
*Adriatic Sea, via the Po River and the Adige.
*Black Sea, via the Danube.

Rivers that flow into other rivers are sorted by the proximity of their points of confluence to the sea (the lower in the list, the more upstream). Some rivers (e.g. Danube) do not flow through Switzerland themselves, but they are mentioned for having Swiss tributaries. They are given in "italics".

:Rhine - 375 km - 36,494 km² (main branch in Hoek van Holland, Netherlands)::Wiese - km - km² (in Basel)::Birsig 21 km - 82 km² (in Basel)::Birs - 73 km - 924 km² (in Basel) ::Aar - 295 km - 17'779 km² (in Koblenz) :::Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 km² (in Brugg) ::::Sihl - 73 km - 341 km² (in Zürich):::Reuss River - 158 km - 3,425 km² (in Brugg) ::::Kleine Emme - 58 km - 477 km² (near Luzern):::Emme - 80 km - 983 km² (in Solothurn):::Orbe River / Thielle - 57 km - 488 km² (into Lake Biel in La Neuveville)::::Broye - 86 km - 850 km² (into Lake Neuchâtel in La Sauge):::Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 km² (near Bern):::Kander - 44 km - 1'126 km² (into Lake Thun near Thun)::::Simme - 53 km - 594 km² (in Wimmis):::Lütschine - km - (into Lake Brienz near Interlaken)::Töss - 58 km - 442 km² (in Teufen)::Thur - 125 km - 1724 km² (near Flaach)::Landquart - 43 km - 618 km² (in Landquart)::Vorderrhein - 67,5 km - 1'514 km² (at Reichenau, near Chur)::Hinterrhein - 57,3 km - 1'693 km² (at Reichenau):::Albula - 36 km - 950 km² (near Thusis)::::Julia - km - km² (in Tiefencastel)

:Rhône River - 264 km - 10'403 km² (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France) ::"Saône" - km - km² (in Lyon, France):::Doubs River - 74 km - 1'310 km² (in Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, France)::::Allaine - 28 km - 197 km² (near Montbéliard, France)::Arve - km - km² (in Geneva)::Drance - 43 km - 678 km² (in Martigny)::Lonza - km - km² (in Gampel)::Vispa - 40 km - 787 km² (in Visp)

:"Po" (near Venice, Italy)::"Adda River" - km - km² (in Cremona, Italy):::Breggia - km - km² (into Lake Como, between Cernobbio and Como, Italy):::Mera - km - km² (into Lake Como in Sorico, Italy):::Poschiavino - km - km² (in Tirano, Italy)::Ticino River - 91 km - 1'616 km² (in Pavia, Italy):::"Toce" - km - km² (into Lake Maggiore in Verbania, Italy)::::Diveria - km - km² (near Domodossola, Italy):::Tresa - 13 km - 754 km² (into Lake Maggiore in Luino, Italy):::Maggia River - 55 km - 926 km² (into Lake Maggiore in Locarno)

:"Adige" (near Venice, Italy)::Rom - km - km² (in Glurns-Glorenza, Italy)

:"Danube" (in Sulina, Romania) ::Inn River - 104 km - 2'150 km² (in Passau, Germany)

Alphabetical list

Aar, Albula, Allaine, Arve, Birs, Birsig, Breggia, Broye, Diveria, Doubs River, Drance, Emme, Hinterrhein, Inn, Julia, Kander, Kleine Emme, Landquart, Limmat, Linth, Lonza, Lütschine, Maggia, Mera, Orbe, Poschiavino, Reuss, Rhine, Rhône, Rom, Saane/Sarine, Sihl, Simme, Thielle, Thur, Ticino, Töss, Tresa, Vispa, Vorderrhein, Wiese.

ee also

*Geography of Switzerland
*Rivers of Europe
*Valleys of the Alps
*List of islands of Switzerland
*List of lakes of Switzerland
*

External links

* [http://www.bafu.admin.ch/hydrologie/index.html?lang=en Hydrological data of some Swiss rivers]


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