Meurthe


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Meurthe

(mört), river, c.105 mi (169 km) long, rising in the Vosges, NE France, and flowing NW past Lunéville to join the Moselle River just N of Nancy. Its very irregular level has necessitated an intricate system of controls.
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Meurthe

 

a river in northeastern France; a right tributary of the Moselle River (Rhine Basin). Length, 170 km; basin area, about 3,000 sq km. The upper course is in the spurs and foothills of the Vosges Mountains. In its lower course, below the city of Baccarat, the Meurthe flows through the Lorraine plateau. The river is navigable for more than 100 km. The Meurthe crosses the Marne-Rhine canal. The cities of Baccarat, Luneville, and Nancy are situated on the Meurthe.

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