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What is the river in northeastern France that flows 480 miles to the English Channel?

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The Seine River flows about 480 miles through northeastern France, ending in the English Channel. The Seine is an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin.

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What is the river in northeastern France that flows 480 miles to the English Channel?
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The Seine River begins at Source-Seine in the Langres plateau, 18 miles northwest of Dijon in northeastern France. It flows through Paris, ending at the English Channel at Le Havre.

The Seine is navigable by oceangoing vessels as far as Rouen, a city 75 miles from the sea. More than 60 percent of its length -- as far as Burgundy -- can be traversed by commercial riverboats. Nearly the entire length of the Seine is navigable for recreational boating, and numerous excursion boats offer sightseeing tours within the city of Paris.

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