Meurthe (river)


Bailey bridge over the Meurthe.
Country France
Main source Vosges mountains
1,190 m (3,900 ft)
River mouth Moselle
48°46′48″N 6°8′29″E / 48.78000°N 6.14139°E / 48.78000; 6.14139 (Moselle-Meurthe)Coordinates: 48°46′48″N 6°8′29″E / 48.78000°N 6.14139°E / 48.78000; 6.14139 (Moselle-Meurthe)
Basin size 3,085 km2 (1,191 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 161 km (100 mi)
  • Average rate:
    41 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)

The Meurthe (French pronunciation: [mœʁt]) is a river in north-eastern France, right tributary to the river Moselle. Its source is in the Vosges mountains, near the Col de la Schlucht in the Vosges département, from where it flows in an overall north-westerly direction. Its name gave rise to the naming of the present French département Meurthe-et-Moselle and the former (before the change in the Franco-German border after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870) département Meurthe.

Channelled during its route through Nancy, the river flows into the Moselle at Pompey on the northern edge of Nancy, a short distance down-stream from the Port of Frouard.

Towns along the river Meurthe include:

Tributaries include:


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