Jeker

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Jeker
Le geer a kanne.JPG
Jeker river at Kanne (Belgium), near Château Neercanne
Other name(s) Geer
Country Belgium, Netherlands
Basin features
Main source near Geer, Liège
River mouth Meuse in Maastricht
50°50′45″N 5°41′48″E / 50.84583°N 5.69667°E / 50.84583; 5.69667 (Meuse-Jeker)Coordinates: 50°50′45″N 5°41′48″E / 50.84583°N 5.69667°E / 50.84583; 5.69667 (Meuse-Jeker)
Progression MeuseNorth Sea
Physical characteristics
Length 54 km (34 mi)

The Jeker (Dutch, in French: Geer) is a river in Belgium and in the Netherlands. It is a leftbank tributary to the river Meuse. The source of the Jeker is situated near the village of Geer in the Belgian province of Liège. The river is about 54 kilometres (34 mi) long, of which about 50 kilometres (31 mi) is in Belgium (provinces of Liège and Limburg), and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) in the Netherlands (province of Limburg), where it flows into the river Meuse at Maastricht (Netherlands).

Places through which the Jeker passes are among others Waremme, Tongeren, Kanne, (all three in Belgium) and Maastricht.

Recreational aspect[edit]

Rafting on the Jeker is an entertaining recreational activity. Beginning in Kanne, it is possible to raft into the city of Maastricht on this relaxing river. The water flow is best in mid-fall and spring. Obstacles may be present when the water is low. The trip from Kanne to Maastricht takes about two hours and crosses the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.

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