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Meuse (river)

river in Netherlands

The Meuse (/ˈmjuːz/; French: [møz]; Walloon Mouze [muːs]) or Maas (Dutch: Maas; IPA: [ˈmaːs]) is a major European river, risin in Fraunce an flowin through Belgium an the Netherlands afore drainin intae the North Sea. It haes a tot length o 925 km (575 mi). The Meuse is the auldest river in the warld.

Meuse
Maas, Mouze
River
Dinant Meuse R01.jpg
The Meuse at Dinant
Kintras Fraunce, Belgium, Netherlands
Ceeties Sedan, Charleville-Mézières, Namur, Liège, Maastricht, Venlo
Soorce
 - location Pouilly-en-Bassigny, Le Châtelet-sur-Meuse, France
 - elevation 409 m (1,342 ft)
 - coordinates 47°59′12″N 5°37′0″E / 47.98667°N 5.61667°E / 47.98667; 5.61667
Mooth Hollands Diep
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 51°42′54″N 4°40′4″E / 51.71500°N 4.66778°E / 51.71500; 4.66778Coordinates: 51°42′54″N 4°40′4″E / 51.71500°N 4.66778°E / 51.71500; 4.66778
Lenth 925 km (575 mi)
Basin 34,548 km2 (13,339 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 350 m3/s (12,360 cu ft/s)
Bassin de la Meuse.svg
Basin of the Meuse
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ReferencesEedit

  1. Marcel de Wit, Robert Leander, Adri Buishand: Extreme discharges in the Meuse basin, p. 2
    (The frequently mentioned figure of 250 m³/s refers to the Borgharen gauge near the frontier between Belgium and the Netherlands representing two thirds of the basin.)