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The Dendre (French) or Dender (Dutch) is a 65 km long river in Belgiummarker, right tributary of the river Scheldtmarker. The confluence of both rivers is in the Belgian town Dendermondemarker.

The Western or Little Dender springs near Leuze-en-Hainaut at an altitude of about 60 to 70 meters above sea level. The source of the Eastern Dender is near Jurbisemarker at a height of 100 meters above sea level. The two rivers meet in the town of Athmarker. The length of the Western Dender up to Ath is 22 kilometers, the Eastern Dender is 39 km long. From that confluence the river is called the Dender proper. From Ath, the river passes through the cities and towns of Geraardsbergenmarker, Ninovemarker, Denderleeuwmarker and Aalstmarker to end in Dendermondemarker. The Dender is navigable to Aalst for small ships up to 600 ton and further upstream for ships up to 350 ton.


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