Vienne River

      river, western France, 217 mi (350 km) in length, a left-bank tributary of the Loire. Rising on the Plateau de Millevaches, the Vienne winds through the agricultural regions of five départements. It flows west-northwest into the Haute-Vienne département, receiving the Maulde and Taurion tributaries, which are dammed in several places, before it flows past the city of Limoges. Beyond Saint-Junien it turns sharply north and broadens. After passing through Châtellerault, it meets the Creuse River and bends westward past Chinon before joining the Loire.

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  • Vienne — Infobox Department of France department=Vienne|number=86 region=Poitou Charentes prefecture=Poitiers subprefectures=Châtellerault Montmorillon population=399,024|pop date=1999|pop rank=56th|density=57 area=6990|area scale=9… …   Wikipedia

  • Vienne — [vyen] 1. city in SE France: pop. 30,000 2. river in WC France, flowing into the Loire: 230 mi (370 km) …   English World dictionary

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  • Vienne — /vyen/, n. 1. a city in SE France, on the Rhone River, S of Lyons: Roman ruins. 28,753. 2. a department in W France. 357,366; 2720 sq. mi. (7045 sq. km). Cap.: Poitiers. * * * ▪ France       town, Isère département, Rhône Alpes région,… …   Universalium

  • Vienne — noun 1. a town in south central France where is 1311 1313 the Roman Catholic Church held one of its councils • Instance Hypernyms: ↑town • Part Holonyms: ↑France, ↑French Republic 2. the council in 1311 1313 that dealt with alleged crimes of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vienne — geographical name 1. river 217 miles (349 kilometers) SW central France flowing NW into the Loire 2. city SE France on the Rhône population 30,386 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Vienne — [[t]vyɛn[/t]] n. geg a city in SE France, on the Rhone River, S of Lyons: Roman ruins. 28,753 …   From formal English to slang

  • Vienne — /viˈɛn/ (say vee en) noun 1. a town in south eastern France, on the river Rhône, south of Lyons; Roman ruins. 2. a department in western central France. 7021 km2. Capital: Poitiers …   Australian English dictionary

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