Chiers

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Chiers
Chiers Charency-Vezin.jpg
The Chiers at Charency-Vezin
Country France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Basin
Main source Near Differdange, Luxembourg
±350 m (1,150 ft)
River mouth Meuse
49°39′30″N 4°59′40″E / 49.65833°N 4.99444°E / 49.65833; 4.99444Coordinates: 49°39′30″N 4°59′40″E / 49.65833°N 4.99444°E / 49.65833; 4.99444
Progression MeuseNorth Sea
Basin size 2,222 km2 (858 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length ±130 km (81 mi)

The Chiers (Luxembourgish: Kuer, German: Korn) is a river in Luxembourg, Belgium and France. It is a right tributary of the Meuse. Its total length is about 130 kilometres (81 mi).

The source of the Chiers is near Differdange, in Luxembourg. The Chiers flows roughly in western direction, and crosses the border with Belgium and flows through Athus (province of Luxembourg).

It then crosses the border with France, flows through Longwy and Longuyon (Meurthe-et-Moselle) and forms the border with Belgium for a few kilometres near Torgny (in the municipality of Rouvroy). It continues through France, along Montmédy (Meuse) and Carignan (Ardennes).

The Chiers flows into the Meuse at Bazeilles, near Sedan.

Its main tributaries are the Loison and the Othain, along with smaller tributaries like the Aulnois.

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