Helpe Majeure

Helpe Majeure is a river that runs through the Nord department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. It rises in the municipality of Ohain, with about a third of its watershed in Belgium, near the town of Momignies. The river initially marks the Franco-Belgian border as it flows north. Then it turns west and flows for 69 kilometres (43 mi) to its confluence north of Noyelles-sur-Sambre, as a southern tributary of the Sambre.[1]

Helpe Majeure
Barrage 1 Avesnes-sur-Helpe.JPG
The weir in Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ coordinates
50°10′21″N 3°47′46″E / 50.1725°N 3.7962°E / 50.1725; 3.7962Coordinates: 50°10′21″N 3°47′46″E / 50.1725°N 3.7962°E / 50.1725; 3.7962
Basin features
ProgressionSambreMeuseNorth Sea

See alsoEdit

  • Lac du Val-Joly, an artificial lake in France, created by damming the Helpe Majeure


  1. ^ (in French) Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Helpe Majeure (D0150650)". Retrieved March 2014.