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Trent, city, Italy
Trent, river, England
a river in Great Britain. The Trent is 274 km long and drains an area of 10,500 sq km. Rising on the southwestern slopes of the Pennine Mountains, the river flows through the Midlands and empties into the Humber, an estuary on the North Sea. Fed by rain, the Trent has its maximum discharge in winter. The mean flow rate is approximately 80 cu m per sec, and tides affect the river in its lower course. The river is navigable as far as Nottingham. The cities of Stoke-on-Trent, Burton-on-Trent, Nottingham, and Gainsborough are situated on the Trent.