The Ornain (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁnɛ̃]) is a 116 km long river in northeastern France, right tributary of the Saulx (Seine basin).[1] It is formed near the village Gondrecourt-le-Château by the confluence of the small rivers Ognon and Maldite. It flows generally northwest. Its course crosses the following départements and towns:

Ornain
Bar-le-Duc pont Notre-Dame.jpg
Ornain flowing through Bar-le-Duc
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Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 • location
Saulx
 • coordinates
48°46′7″N 4°48′15″E / 48.76861°N 4.80417°E / 48.76861; 4.80417 (Saulx-Ornain)Coordinates: 48°46′7″N 4°48′15″E / 48.76861°N 4.80417°E / 48.76861; 4.80417 (Saulx-Ornain)
Length116 km (72 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionSaulxMarneSeineEnglish Channel

The Ornain flows into the Saulx in Pargny-sur-Saulx. The part of the Marne-Rhine Canal between Demange-aux-Eaux and Sermaize-les-Bains runs parallel to the Ornain.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Ornain (F56-0400)".

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