Ourcq

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For the Paris Métro station, see Ourcq (Paris Métro).
Ourcq
Ourcq a Lizy-sur-Ourcq.jpg
Ourcq river in Lizy-sur-Ourcq
Origin Picardy
Mouth Marne
49°0′49″N 3°0′49″E / 49.01361°N 3.01361°E / 49.01361; 3.01361 (Marne-Ourcq)Coordinates: 49°0′49″N 3°0′49″E / 49.01361°N 3.01361°E / 49.01361; 3.01361 (Marne-Ourcq)
Basin countries France
Length 87 km
Map of rivers and canals in and around Paris.

The Ourcq (Urc in 855) is an 87-kilometre-long (54 mi) river in France, a tributary of the River Marne. Its source is near the village Ronchères, and its course crosses the departments of Aisne, Oise, and Seine-et-Marne. It flows southwest through the towns of Fère-en-Tardenois, La Ferté-Milon, Mareuil-sur-Ourcq, and Crouy-sur-Ourcq, finally flowing into the Marne near Lizy-sur-Ourcq. Napoleon I made use of the river as a water source, and it supplied the city of Paris until Baron Haussmann's rebuilding of the city.

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