The River of France Crossword Clue


Crossword puzzles are popular word games designed to increase cognitive function. Consisting of an interlaced grid of white and black squares, crossword solvers must fill in letters based on clues relating to history, science, or other familiar topics based on clues given.

The Seine River is one of France’s most historic rivers, running through Paris. Sometimes referred to as a department or province in puzzles, its waters have long been an icon.

Isere River

The Isere River (US: izer) is located in France’s Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. It begins as a glacier known as Sources de l’Isere in Vanoise National Park of Graian Alps of Savoie and eventually joins Rhone north of Valence before finally taking its name as department and multiple riverside commune names.

The river’s large seasonal fluctuations are characteristic of rivers fed by snowmelt. Its average monthly discharge reaches between 382 and 500 m3/s (18,000 to 18,000 cu ft/s), peaking during May and June before dropping back down to 110 m3/s (3,900 cu ft/s) during autumn and winter.

As an incredible rafting destination, the Isere offers breathtaking descents with sections such as the “Salle a manger” and the “Machine a couper le Jambon.” Additionally, this destination is perfect for families wanting to experience whitewater rafting in the Alps with children of any age.

Grenoble, the capital of this department, boasts one of France’s premier art collections and offers an exceptional medieval-modern architectural mix in its historic old town. Additionally, Grenoble is famous for its high-tech industries; in rural areas across its territory, residents speak a Dauphinois variant of French as well as Vivaro-Alpine Occitan dialects.

Neva River

The Neva River in northwestern Russia flows into the Gulf of Finland. Saint Petersburg lies along its delta; once an important trading port between Europe and North America, it serves as a tourist attraction today.

Early inhabitants of St Petersburg adapted well to living near the river, and by the nineteenth century, had raised its banks by raising the ground level and creating granite embankments; filled and backfilled canals, ponds, and brooks; built wooden, iron, and finally stone bridges over it; as well as constructed an intricate network of bridges–originally wooden-then iron-then stone–over the Neva. Water from its banks provided drinking water, winter ice for its many ice houses, and transportation of most goods through its main transportation route along its banks.

Most of St. Petersburg’s historic attractions can be found within its city limits, although several sites upstream, such as Oreshek on Orekhovy Island near Shlisselburg and Blagoveshchensky Cathedral in St. Petersburg, can also be visited. Furthermore, much of this river’s length is navigable as part of the White Sea-Baltic and Volga-Baltic waterways systems.

The Neva has an intricate hydrology and is at risk of flooding due to autumnal sea gales raising the levels in its delta. This can cause severe damage to nearby cities.

Ural River

The Ural River runs between Russia and Kazakhstan and forms part of the border between Europe and Asia. Measuring 2,428 kilometers long, it is considered the third-longest river in Europe; its source lies within the Ural Mountains and flows into the Caspian Sea.

The Ural River derives its name from its source in the Ural mountains and its gently sloping banks that resemble tree branches. The Ural has several tributaries and reservoirs, such as Lake Chelkar and Kushum River; Tatars, Bashkirs, and Kazakhs all refer to it by its original name of Yaik before 1775 when its official naming became Ural.

In its past incarnations, the Ural was an essential transportation and trade route between Russia and Central Asia. Additionally, it provided a natural border between these regions and was pivotal to the rise and fall of many civilizations. Even today, its waters continue to play an integral part in local economies by being an abundant source of fresh water supply.

This river is a popular tourist attraction, offering beautiful sights and wildlife viewing opportunities as well as historical sites and monuments. Additionally, during winter, parts of it freeze over, making navigation more complex and providing ample opportunity to spot various bird species, including swans and ducks.

Yser River

The Yser River (French: “Eiser,” Dutch: “IJzer”) begins in northern France and flows northeastward through northwestern Belgium into Nieuwpoort on its journey to meet up with the North Sea at Nieuwpoort via numerous canal systems, where heavy fighting took place during World War I.

The river follows a curvy course, reminiscent of a caricature of a rustic’s face: its head at sluices has a low brow, while the loop at the middle forms a bulbous nose before its chin protrudes at Dixmude. Additionally, high embankments ring their course; among these high banks, one stands out, between Nieuport and Dixmude, as being of a particular height.

On October 28, 1914, after Namur and Liege fell, Belgian forces fled into the Yser River, where they found themselves encircled by German troops.

At the point where the Yser curved into the North Sea, Belgian defenses resembled a boot or perhaps even an anatomically correct foot: toes pointed toward Dixmude, heel at Nieuport, and pointed chin in Ypres. This shape had been forced on besieged Belgian troops by their position along the Yser and its tributary canals, which were filled with sandbags jamming their paths.

To prevent Germans from breaking through, the defenders decided to flood their territory. At nightfall, Hendrik Geeraert opened up the old Furnes lock at Nieuport and let in tidewater from tidal seawater infiltrating via sidelock gates at Nieuport-Dixmude railway line into flat reclaimed land between Yser and Nieuport-Dixmude railway. This caused significant flooding along the entire Nieuport-Dixmude railway line – which provided further protection.