Maine (river)

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Maine aval angers.jpg
The Maine near Angers
Native name La Maine
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Sarthe and Mayenne
±25 m (82 ft)
River mouth Loire
47°24′39″N 0°36′53″W / 47.41083°N 0.61472°W / 47.41083; -0.61472 (Loire-Maine)Coordinates: 47°24′39″N 0°36′53″W / 47.41083°N 0.61472°W / 47.41083; -0.61472 (Loire-Maine)
Length 11.5 km (7.1 mi)
  • Average rate:
    128 m3/s (4,500 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression LoireAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 22,194 km2 (8,569 sq mi)

The Maine [mɛːn] is a river, a tributary of the Loire, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) long, in the Maine-et-Loire département in France.[1]

It is formed by the confluence of the Mayenne and Sarthe rivers north of Angers. It flows through this city and joins the Loire south-west of Angers.

The river's name is derived from the ancient Meodena, and is unrelated to Maine, the province.