Rivers of Switzerland

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Rivers of Switzerland:

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The longest Swiss rivers

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(> 100 km, only the length in Switzerland)

  1. Rhine - 375 km - 36'494 kmē
  2. Aar - 295 km - 17'779 kmē
  3. Rhône River - 264 km - 10'403 kmē
  4. Reuss River - 158 km - 3'425 kmē
  5. Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 kmē
  6. Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 kmē
  7. Thur 125 km - 1'724 kmē
  8. Inn River - 104 km - 2'150 kmē

Rivers with the largest drainage area

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(> 1000 kmē, only the area in Switzerland)

  1. Rhine - 375 km - 36'494 kmē
  2. Aar - 295 km - 17'779 kmē
  3. Rhône River - 264 km - 10'403 kmē
  4. Reuss River - 158 km - 3,425 kmē
  5. Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 kmē
  6. Inn River - 104 km - 2'150 kmē
  7. Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 kmē
  8. Thur - 125 km - 1'724 kmē
  9. Ticino River - 91 km - 1'616 kmē
  10. Hinterrhein - 57,3 km - 1'693 kmē
  11. Vorderrhein - 67,5 km - 1'514 kmē
  12. Doubs River - 74 km - 1'310 kmē
  13. Kander - 44 km - 1'126 kmē

Rivers and their tributaries

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Switzerland is drained into four directions:

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 kmē (main branch in Hoek van Holland, Netherlands)
Wiese - km - kmē (in Basel)
Birs - 73 km - 924 kmē (in Basel)
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Aar - 295 km - 17'779 kmē (in Koblenz)
Linth / Limmat - 140 km - 2'416 kmē (in Brugg)
Sihl - 73 km - 341 kmē (in Zürich)
Reuss River - 158 km - 3,425 kmē (in Brugg)
Kleine Emme - 58 km - 477 kmē (near Luzern)
Emme - 80 km - 983 kmē (in Solothurn)
Orbe River / Thielle - 57 km - 488 kmē (into Lake Biel in La Neuveville)
Broye - 86 km - 854 kmē (into Lake Neuchâtel in Yverdon-les-Bains)
Saane/Sarine - 128 km - 1'892 kmē (near Bern)
Kander - 44 km - 1'126 kmē (into Lake Thun near Thun)
Simme - 53 km - 594 kmē (in Wimmis)
Lütschine - km - (into Lake Brienz near Interlaken)
Töss - 58 km - 442 kmē (in Teufen)
Thur - 125 km - 1724 kmē (near Flaach)
Landquart - 43 km - 618 kmē (in Landquart)
Vorderrhein - 67,5 km - 1'514 kmē (at Reichenau, near Chur)
Hinterrhein - 57,3 km - 1'693 kmē (at Reichenau)
Albula - 36 km - 950 kmē (near Thusis)
Julia - km - kmē (in Tiefencastel)
Rhône River - 264 km - 10'403 kmē (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France)
Saône - km - kmē (in Lyon, France)
Doubs River - 74 km - 1'310 kmē (in Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, France)
Arve - km - kmē (in Geneva)
Drance - 43 km - 678 kmē (in Martigny)
Lonza - km - kmē (in Gampel)
Vispa - 40 km - 787 kmē (in Visp)
Po (near Venice, Italy)
Adda River - km - kmē (in Cremona, Italy)
Mera - km - kmē (into Lake Como in Sorico, Italy)
Poschiavino - km - kmē (in Tirano, Italy)
Ticino River - 91 km - 1'616 kmē (in Pavia, Italy)
Toce - km - kmē (into Lake Maggiore in Verbania, Italy)
Diveria - km - kmē (near Domodossola, Italy)
Tresa - 13 km - 754 kmē (into Lake Maggiore in Luino, Italy)
Maggia River - 55 km - 926 kmē (into Lake Maggiore in Locarno)
Danube (in Sulina, Romania)
Inn River - 104 km - 2'150 kmē (in Passau, Germany)

Alphabetical list

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

See also

fr:Liste des cours d'eau en Suisse nl:Lijst van Zwitserse rivieren pt:Lista de rios da Suíįa

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