Meurthe River


Meurthe River

Infobox River | river_name = Meurthe



caption = Bailey bridge over the Meurthe.
origin = Vosges mountains
mouth = Moselle
coord|48|46|48|N|6|8|29|E|name=Moselle-Meurthe|display=inline,title
basin_countries = France
length = 161 km
elevation = 1190 m
discharge = 41 m³/s
watershed = 3,085 km²
The Meurthe 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". It gave its name to 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. It flows into the river Moselle in Pompey near Nancy.

Towns along the river Meurthe include:
* in Vosges: Fraize, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Raon-l'Étape
* in Meurthe-et-Moselle: Baccarat, Lunéville and Nancy

Tributaries include:
* Fave
* Rabodeau
* Plaine
* Vezouze
* Mortagne
* Sânon

References

*http://www.geoportail.fr
* [http://sandre.eaufrance.fr/app/chainage/courdo/htm/A6--0100.php?cg=A6--0100 The Meurthe at the Sandre database]


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