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Magra (river)

Magra
The mouth of the Magra
Origin Between Monte Borgognone and Monte Tavola
Mouth Tyrrhenian Sea
Basin countries Italy
Length 62 km (39 mi)
Source elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Mouth elevation 0 m
Avg. discharge 40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)
Basin area 1,686 km2 (651 sq mi)

The Magra is a 62-kilometre (39 mi) long river of Northern Italy, which runs through Pontremoli, Filattiera, Villafranca in Lunigiana and Aulla in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany); Santo Stefano di Magra, Vezzano Ligure, Arcola, Sarzana and Ameglia in the province of La Spezia (Liguria).

In Roman times, it was known as the Macra and marked the eastern boundary of the territory of Liguria.

The river’s drainage basin occupies around 1,686 km2 (651 sq mi). Its most important tributary is the Vara which joins the Magra from the right within the commune of Santo Stefano di Magra.

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