The Sambre in the centre of Namur.
199 m (653 ft)
|Progression||Meuse→ North Sea|
|Basin size||2,740 square kilometres (1,060 sq mi)|
|Length||193 km (120 mi)|
The source of the Sambre is near Le Nouvion-en-Thiérache, in the Aisne department. It passes through the Franco-Belgian coal basin, formerly an important industrial district. Its Belgian portion was at the western end of the sillon industriel, which was Wallonia's industrial backbone. It is canalized along much of its length and flows into the Meuse at Namur, Belgium. The Sambre is connected with the Oise by the Sambre-Oise Canal.
- Aisne (F): Barzy-en-Thiérache
- Nord (F): Landrecies, Aulnoye-Aymeries, Hautmont, Maubeuge
- Hainaut (B): Thuin, Montigny-le-Tilleul, Charleroi
- Namur (B): Floreffe, Namur
The Sambre at Aulne Abbey in Belgium
- "Contrats de rivière en Wallonie - Sambre". Environnement.wallonie.be. Retrieved July 2014.
- "Le Ruisseau "le Piéton" - Piéton, Village du Hainaut". Pieton.eu. Retrieved July 2014.
- Pierre Turquin ("La Bataille de la Selle (du Sabis) en l' An 57 avant J.-C." in Les Études Classiques 23/2 (1955), 113-156) has proved beyond reasonable doubt that the battle was fought at the River Selle, west of modern Saulzoir.
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