Maine France, Angers


The Maine is a river, a tributary of the Loire, 12 km (7 mi.) long, in the Maine-et-Loire département in France.

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.