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The River Forth meanders over fertile farmlands near Stirling
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Course of River Forth
Country Scotland
Councils Stirling
City Stirling
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of Duchray Water and the Avondhu River below Loch Ard
33 m (108 ft)
River mouth Firth of Forth, North Sea
0 m (0 ft)
Length 47 km (29 mi)

The River Forth is a major river, 47 km (29 mi) long, whose drainage basin covers much of Stirlingshire in Scotland's Central Belt. The Gaelic name is Abhainn Dubh, meaning "black river", in the upper reach above Stirling. Below the tidal reach, (just after being crossed by the M9 motorway) its name is Uisge For.

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