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The Garonne (Latin: Garumna, 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, a sea arm of the Bay of Biscay. In its flow, it is joined by four other major rivers: the Ariège , the Tarn, the Lot, and finally the Dordogne, after which it becomes the Gironde and joins the Atlantic Ocean. Other tributaries include the Save and the Gers .

The Garonne is one of the few rivers in the world that exhibit a tidal bore.

Major riverside towns: Bordeaux, Agen, Toulouse

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