St. Quentin Canal

St. Quentin Canal

 

a canal in northern France. The St. Quentin Canal connects the Oise River near Chauny, via the city of St. Quentin, with the Schelde River at Cambrai. It was constructed over the period 1738–1810 and later modernized. It is 92 km long and has several locks. Approximately 1 million tons of freight, notably coal, metals, and building materials, pass through the canal every year. The St. Quentin Canal serves France’s Northern Industrial Region and Paris.

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