Gers ( Fr. Gers ) - a river in southwestern France , the left tributary of the Garonne . The length is 178 km, the basin area is about 1.7 thousand km². The catchment area is 1700 km².
|Bridge over Jer in Osh|
|Swimming pool||1700 km²|
|• Location||Lannemezan Plateau, Pyrenees|
|Water system||Garonne → Gironde → Bay of Biscay|
|Regions||New Aquitaine , Occitania|
|Areas||Upper Pyrenees , Jer , Lo and Garonne|
|- source - mouth|
The source is on the Lannemezan plateau, at the foot of the Pyrenees . The upper reaches are stormy and have large reserves of hydropower; in the lower reaches it flows along the plain, flows into the Garonne near Agen . Snow and rain food. Characteristic is spring flood, summer low water. Navigable 120 km from the mouth.
On the river is the city of Osh . Gives a name to the name of the department through which it flows.
- Gers, river // Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary : in 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). - SPb. , 1890-1907.