Meuse (river) facts for kids

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Meuse
Maas, Mouze
River
Dinant Meuse R01.jpg
The Meuse at Dinant
Countries France, Belgium, Netherlands
Cities Sedan, Charleville-Mézières, Namur, Liège, Maastricht, Venlo
Source
 - location Pouilly-en-Bassigny, Le Châtelet-sur-Meuse, France
 - elevation 409 m (1,342 ft)
 - coordinates
Mouth Hollands Diep
 - elevation m (0 ft)
 - coordinates
Length 925 km (575 mi)
Basin 34,548 km² (13,339 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 350 /s (12,360 cu ft/s)
The Meuse
The Meuse

The Meuse (Dutch: Maas) is a river in Western Europe. The river starts in France, goes through Belgium and the Netherlands. It ends in the North Sea. The Meuse is fed mostly by rainwater. It is the oldest river in the world.

History

From 1301, the Meuse in the Netherlands was the western border of the Holy Roman Empire. In World War II, the Meuse was a goal for the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge.

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