Sensée

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Sensée
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The Sensée near Remy.
Origin Picardie
Mouth Scheldt
50°16′46″N 3°18′38″E / 50.27944°N 3.31056°E / 50.27944; 3.31056 (Scheldt-Sensée)Coordinates: 50°16′46″N 3°18′38″E / 50.27944°N 3.31056°E / 50.27944; 3.31056 (Scheldt-Sensée)
Basin countries France
Length 27 km
Source elevation 111 m
Basin area 725 km²

The Sensée is a river in northern France that crosses the département of Pas-de-Calais. The source is found at Croisilles and passes through Lécluse. It joins the Canal du Nord at Arleux, which then joins the canalized Escaut at Bouchain. The average descent is 2.42%.

The Sensée has many tributaries: the Cojeul, the Trinquise, the Hirondelle, the Agache and the Naville Tortue.

A 10th-century document refers to the river by the name of Sensada. The origins of the name are unknown.

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