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Sambre

(säN`brə), river, 120 mi (193 km) long, rising in N France and flowing NE to the Meuse River at Namur, SE Belgium. Canalized along most of its length, the river traverses the Franco-Belgian coal basin and industrial district, now in decline. During World War I heavy fighting occurred along the river.

Sambre

 

a river in France and Belgium, a left tributary of the Meuse. The Sambre is 190 km long and drains an area of 2,660 sq km. It originates in the northwestern spurs of the Ardennes and for most of its course flows through a plain. Fed primarily by rain, the river has its maximum flow in winter and spring. It is navigable for almost its entire length; below the city of Charleroi, it is navigable for vessels with displacements up to 1,500 tons. The river is connected with the Seine River basin by the Oise-Sambre Canal. The Sambre empties into the Meuse at Namur.

Sambre

a river in W Europe, rising in N France and flowing east into Belgium to join the Meuse at Namur. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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Major organization : ASSOCIATION DE POUVOIRS PUBLICS "CHR SAMBRE ET MEUSE"
The integration of Cockerill Sambre in the Usinor group will present a challenge for Usinor's management as the industry is entering a severe downturn in the wake of the Asian crisis.
State-owned Belgian steel maker, Cockerill Sambre, which was recently purchased by the French steel group Usinor, will not face any competition problems under the European Commission Merger Task Force's inquiry into the takeover, it was revealed on October 27.
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Implementing agency : APP CHR Sambre et Meuse - Site Sambre
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Tenders are invited for Study of programming and prioritization of investments and major maintenance / renewal on the sambre axis (59) canal sambre to the oise (80).