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Meurthe (river)

Meurthe
Bailey bridge over the Meurthe.
Origin Vosges mountains
Mouth Moselle
Basin countries France
Length 161 km (100 mi)
Source elevation 1,190 m (3,900 ft)
Avg. discharge 41 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)
Basin area 3,085 km2 (1,191 sq mi)

The Meurthe (French pronunciation: ​) is a river in north-eastern France, right tributary to the river Moselle. Its source is in the Vosges mountains, near the Col de la Schlucht in the Vosges département, from where it flows in an overall north-westerly direction. Its name gave rise to the naming of the present French département Meurthe-et-Moselle and the former (before the change in the Franco-German border after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870) département Meurthe.

Channelled during its route through Nancy, the river flows into the Moselle at Pompey on the northern edge of Nancy, a short distance down-stream from the Port of Frouard.

Towns along the river Meurthe include:

Tributaries include:

References

  • http://www.geoportail.fr
  • The Meurthe at the Sandre database


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