River Nene

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The Nene at Fotheringhay

The Nene at Fotheringhay

location United Kingdom
River system River Nene
River basin district Anglian
source At Badby
52 ° 13 ′ 55 ″  N , 1 ° 12 ′ 37 ″  W.
Source height 154  m
muzzle At Sutton Bridge in The Wash coordinates: 52 ° 49 '17 "  N , 0 ° 12' 58"  E 52 ° 49 '17 "  N , 0 ° 12' 58"  E
Mouth height m
Height difference 154 m
Bottom slope 0.96 ‰
length 161 km
Catchment area 1634 km²
Drain MQ
9 m³ / s

The River Nene is a 161 km long river in east England that flows through Northamptonshire , Cambridgeshire , Lincolnshire and Norfolk . The river is navigable for 142 kilometers.

The river has its source near Badby in Northamptonshire. It initially flows through fertile farmland and through the industrial landscape of Northampton , Wellingborough and Irthlingborough . It then continues through the Cambridgeshire Hills, the city of Peterborough , through Wisbech and Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire and then flows into the North Sea in the bay " The Wash " .

The River Nene connects the Grand Union Canal with the River Great Ouse and is canalized over large parts of the river and equipped with locks . The pronunciation of the name changes with the course of the river. While it is mostly pronounced "nen" (like "hen") in Northamptonshire, the pronunciation in the Peterborough area is changing to "neane" (like "mean").

The Nene, like many other British rivers, gave its name to an aircraft jet engine made by Rolls-Royce .

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