Scarpe (river)

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Douai - Scarpe et clocher de la collégiale Saint-Pierre.JPG
The Scarpe at Douai
Country France
Basin features
Main source Pas-de-Calais
101 m (331 ft)
River mouth Scheldt
50°29′59″N 3°26′49″E / 50.49972°N 3.44694°E / 50.49972; 3.44694 (Scheldt-Scarpe)Coordinates: 50°29′59″N 3°26′49″E / 50.49972°N 3.44694°E / 50.49972; 3.44694 (Scheldt-Scarpe)
Progression ScheldtNorth Sea
Basin size 1,322 km2 (510 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 102 km (63 mi)

The Scarpe is a river in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. It is a left tributary of the Scheldt. It is approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) long, of which two thirds has been turned into canals.

The source of the river is at Berles-Monchel near Aubigny-en-Artois. It flows through the cities Arras, Douai and Saint-Amand-les-Eaux. The river ends at Mortagne-du-Nord where it flows into the Scheldt.

The river and its valley were important battlegrounds in the First World War.

Scarpe Mountain in Alberta, Canada, was named after the river.


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