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The Delta of the River Po, Italy – March 17th, 2009

March 17th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Mouth of the River Po, Italy - March 10th, 2009

Mouth of the River Po, Italy - March 10th, 2009

Green sediments extend outward into the Adriatic Sea from the mouths of the River Po on Italy’s eastern coast.  The River Po has a drainage area of 71,000 km² and is the longest river in Italy.

The Po flows 652 km (405 miles) (or 682 km by considering the length of the system from the source of Maira River, a right side tributary) eastward across northern Italy.

It begins by Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) and ends in the Adriatic Sea near Venice (farther north along the coastline).

Near the end of its course, the River Po creates a wide delta with hundreds of small channels and five main ones, called Po di Maistra, Po della Pila, Po delle Tolle, Po di Gnocca and Po di Goro.

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