Nete (river)

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For other uses, see Nete (disambiguation).
The Grote Nete near Heist-op-den-Berg

The Nete (Dutch, in French: Nèthe) is a river in northern Belgium, right tributary of the Rupel. It flows through the Belgian province of Antwerp. It is formed in Lier, at the confluence of the rivers Grote Nete and Kleine Nete. It flows through Duffel and joins the river Dijle in Rumst to form the river Rupel.

Grote Nete[edit]

The Grote Nete (Big Nete) river has its source near Hechtel in the Belgian province of Limburg. It flows in western direction along the towns Geel, Westerlo and Heist-op-den-Berg before joining the Kleine Nete in Lier.

Kleine Nete[edit]

The Kleine Nete (Small Nete) river has its source near Retie in the Belgian province of Antwerp. In Grobbendonk, the river is joined by the water of the Aa. It flows in south-western direction along the towns Herentals and Nijlen before joining the Grote Nete in Lier.

History[edit]

During the French occupation of the Southern Netherlands (1792–1815) there was a département named after the river Nete, see Deux-Nèthes.

Natural landscapes[edit]

On the valley of the Grote Nete lies the Scheps natural landscape, between Olmen and Scheps.

Coordinates: 51°07′53″N 4°34′53″E / 51.1315°N 4.5813°E / 51.1315; 4.5813