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Encyclopedia > Gironde River

The Gironde is a navigable estuary, but often referred to as a river, in southwest France. It is formed from the joining of the Dordogne and the Garonne above Bordeaux. The Gironde is approximately 70 km (45 miles) long and between 3-11 km (2 to 7 miles) wide.


The French département Gironde is named after it.


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Gironde River - definition of Gironde River in Encyclopedia (93 words)
The Gironde is a navigable estuary, but often referred to as a river, in southwest France.
The Gironde is approximately 70 km (45 miles) long and between 3-11 km (2 to 7 miles) wide.
The French département Gironde is named after it.
Garonne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
The Garonne (Occitan: Garona) is a river in southwest France, with a length of 575 km (357 miles).
The river rises in the Val d'Aran (Spanish Pyrenees), flowing via Toulouse towards Bordeaux, where it flows into the Gironde Estuary.
The Garonne is one of the few rivers in the world that exhibit a tidal bore.
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