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The Sensée near Remy.
Country France
Basin features
Main source Picardie
111 m (364 ft)
River 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)
Progression ScheldtNorth Sea
Basin size 725 km2 (280 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 27 km (17 mi)

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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