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).

The mouth of the Magra
Physical characteristics
  locationBetween Monte Borgognone and Monte Tavola
  elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Tyrrhenian Sea
0 m (0 ft)
Length62 km (39 mi)
Basin size1,686 km2 (651 sq mi)
  average40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)

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.

See also

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