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The Chiers (Luxembourgish: Kuer, German: Korn) is a river in Luxembourg, Belgium and France. It is a right tributary of the Meuse. Its total length is about 130 kilometres (81 mi).

Chiers
Chiers Charency-Vezin.jpg
The Chiers at Charency-Vezin
Location
CountryFrance, Belgium, Luxembourg
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationNear Differdange, Luxembourg
 ⁃ elevation±350 m (1,150 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Meuse
 ⁃ coordinates
49°39′30″N 4°59′40″E / 49.65833°N 4.99444°E / 49.65833; 4.99444 (Meuse-Chiers)Coordinates: 49°39′30″N 4°59′40″E / 49.65833°N 4.99444°E / 49.65833; 4.99444 (Meuse-Chiers)
Length±130 km (81 mi)
Basin size2,222 km2 (858 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionMeuseNorth Sea

The source of the Chiers is near Differdange, in Luxembourg. The Chiers flows roughly in western direction, and crosses the border with Belgium and flows through Athus (province of Luxembourg).

It then crosses the border with France, flows through Longwy and Longuyon (Meurthe-et-Moselle) and forms the border with Belgium for a few kilometres near Torgny (in the municipality of Rouvroy). It continues through France, along Montmédy (Meuse) and Carignan (Ardennes).

The Chiers flows into the Meuse at Bazeilles, near Sedan.

Its main tributaries are the Loison and the Othain, along with smaller tributaries like the Aulnois.

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