Actions

::Orontes River

::concepts



{{#invoke:Message box|ambox}}

- class="mergedtoprow" title="Location name (local name)" - class="mergedrow" title="Other names" colspan="2" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold; background-color: #b3cce4;" Greek: Ὀρόντης{{#invoke:Category handler|main}},Arabic: العاصي‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}: ‘Āṣī,Turkish: Asi{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} - class="mergedbottomrow" title="Category" - class="mergedtoprow" title="Country/Countries in which the site lies" - class="mergedtoprow" title="Major settlements which lie in the site" - class="mergedtoprow" - class="mergedtoprow" title="Source name" style="white-space: nowrap;"  - location Beqaa Valley, Lebanon style="white-space: nowrap;"  - elevation 910 m(2,986 ft) style="white-space: nowrap;"  - coordinates style="white-space: nowrap;"  - location Hatay Province, Turkey style="white-space: nowrap;"  - coordinates - class="mergedtoprow" title="Length" style="white-space: nowrap;"  - average 11 m3/s(388 cu ft/s)
Orontes
River
{{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image= Noria in Hama 01.jpg|size= 300|sizedefault=256px|border= |alt=}}
Orontes River in Hama, Syria
style="white-space: nowrap;" Countries

Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

style="white-space: nowrap;" Cities

Homs, Hama, Jisr al-Shughur, Antakya

style="white-space: nowrap;" Source Labweh
coord}}{{#coordinates: 34|11|49|N|36|21|9|E|type:river_region:LB name=

}}

style="white-space: nowrap;" Mouth Samandağ
coord}}{{#coordinates: 36|2|43|N|35|57|49|E|type:river_region:LB primary name=

}}

style="white-space: nowrap;" Length

571 km (355 mi)

style="white-space: nowrap;" Basin

23,000 km2 (8,880 sq mi)

style="white-space: nowrap;" Discharge

The Orontes ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Ὀρόντης) or Asi (Arabic: العاصي‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, ‘Āṣī; Turkish: Asi{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a northward flowing river starting in Lebanon and flowing through Syria and Turkey before entering the Mediterranean Sea.<ref name=aquastat>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

It was anciently the chief river of the Levant, also called Draco, Typhon and Axius. The last was a native form, from whose revival, or continuous employment in native speech, has preceded the modern name ‘Āṣī ("rebel"), because the river flows from the south to the north unlike the rest of the rivers in the region.<ref name=aramaco>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


Orontes River sections
Intro  Course  History  See also  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Course
<<>>

Source::mouth    Orontes::river    River::syria    Aquastat::turkey    Category::country    North::south

{{#invoke:Message box|ambox}}

- class="mergedtoprow" title="Location name (local name)" - class="mergedrow" title="Other names" colspan="2" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold; background-color: #b3cce4;" Greek: Ὀρόντης{{#invoke:Category handler|main}},Arabic: العاصي‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}: ‘Āṣī,Turkish: Asi{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} - class="mergedbottomrow" title="Category" - class="mergedtoprow" title="Country/Countries in which the site lies" - class="mergedtoprow" title="Major settlements which lie in the site" - class="mergedtoprow" - class="mergedtoprow" title="Source name" style="white-space: nowrap;"  - location Beqaa Valley, Lebanon style="white-space: nowrap;"  - elevation 910 m(2,986 ft) style="white-space: nowrap;"  - coordinates style="white-space: nowrap;"  - location Hatay Province, Turkey style="white-space: nowrap;"  - coordinates - class="mergedtoprow" title="Length" style="white-space: nowrap;"  - average 11 m3/s(388 cu ft/s)
Orontes
River
{{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image= Noria in Hama 01.jpg|size= 300|sizedefault=256px|border= |alt=}}
Orontes River in Hama, Syria
style="white-space: nowrap;" Countries

Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

style="white-space: nowrap;" Cities

Homs, Hama, Jisr al-Shughur, Antakya

style="white-space: nowrap;" Source Labweh
coord}}{{#coordinates: 34|11|49|N|36|21|9|E|type:river_region:LB name=

}}

style="white-space: nowrap;" Mouth Samandağ
coord}}{{#coordinates: 36|2|43|N|35|57|49|E|type:river_region:LB primary name=

}}

style="white-space: nowrap;" Length

571 km (355 mi)

style="white-space: nowrap;" Basin

23,000 km2 (8,880 sq mi)

style="white-space: nowrap;" Discharge

The Orontes ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Ὀρόντης) or Asi (Arabic: العاصي‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, ‘Āṣī; Turkish: Asi{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a northward flowing river starting in Lebanon and flowing through Syria and Turkey before entering the Mediterranean Sea.<ref name=aquastat>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

It was anciently the chief river of the Levant, also called Draco, Typhon and Axius. The last was a native form, from whose revival, or continuous employment in native speech, has preceded the modern name ‘Āṣī ("rebel"), because the river flows from the south to the north unlike the rest of the rivers in the region.<ref name=aramaco>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


Orontes River sections
Intro  Course  History  See also  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Course
<<>>