Meuse (river)

river in Netherlands
(Reguidit frae Meuse River)

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.

Maas, Mouze
Dinant Meuse R01.jpg
The Meuse at Dinant
Kintras Fraunce, Belgium, Netherlands
Ceeties Sedan, Charleville-Mézières, Namur, Liège, Maastricht, Venlo
 - 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)
 - average 350 m3/s (12,360 cu ft/s)
Bassin de la Meuse.svg
Basin of the Meuse


  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.)