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Waal

(väl), main arm of the RhineRhine
, Du. Rijn, Fr. Rhin, Ger. Rhein, Lat. Rhenus, principal river of Europe, c.820 mi (1,320 km) long. It rises in the Swiss Alps and flows generally north, passing through or bordering on Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and
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 River, 52 mi (84 km) long, branching off the Rhine near the German border and flowing W through central Netherlands, past Nijmegen to join the Maas (MeuseMeuse
, Du. Maas, river, c.560 mi (900 km) long, rising in the Langres Plateau, NE France and flowing N past Sedan (the head of navigation) and Charleville-Mézières into S Belgium. It is joined by the Sambre River at Namur.
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) near Gorinchem. The joined rivers form the upper Merwede.

Waal

a river in the central Netherlands: the S branch of the Lower Rhine. Length: 84 km (52 miles)