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.
The Meurthe in Nancy.
|⁃ location||Vosges mountains|
|⁃ elevation||1,190 m (3,900 ft)|
|Length||161 km (100 mi)|
|Basin size||3,085 km2 (1,191 sq mi)|
|⁃ average||41 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)|
Towns along the river Meurthe include:
- in Vosges: Fraize, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Raon-l'Étape
- in Meurthe-et-Moselle: Baccarat, Lunéville and Nancy