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Scheldt

river in Netherlands

The Scheldt (Dutch Schelde [ˈsxɛldə], French Escaut) is a 350 km[1] lang river in northren Fraunce, wastren Belgium an the soothwastren pairt o the Netherlands. Its name is derived frae an adjective correspondin tae Auld Inglis sceald "shallow", Modren Inglis shoal, Law German schol, Frisian skol, an Swadish skäll "thin".

Scheldt
Kintra Fraunce, Belgium, Netherlands
Basin
River mooth North Sea
51°25′51″N 3°31′44″E / 51.43083°N 3.52889°E / 51.43083; 3.52889 (North Sea-Scheldt)Coordinates: 51°25′51″N 3°31′44″E / 51.43083°N 3.52889°E / 51.43083; 3.52889 (North Sea-Scheldt)
Physical characteristics
Lenth 350 km (217 mi)

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