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The Rupel is a tidal river in northern Belgium, right tributary of the Scheldt. It is about long. It flows through the Belgian province Antwerp. It is formed by the confluence of the rivers Dijle and Nete, in Rumst. It flows into the Scheldt at Rupelmonde. Towns along the Rupel are Rumst, Boom and Niel. The Rupel is navigable, and forms part of the waterway to Brussels.

The Rupelian stage in the geological time scale is named after this river.

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Rupel (disambiguation)

Rupel can be:

  • Rupel is a river in Belgium
  • Rupel (ship), a gaff rigged wooden schooner (1992-1996) from the Netherlands
  • Rupel Pass in Greece
  • Rupel Fort in Greece

Rupel is also a Slovene surname:

  • Anja Rupel, Slovene singer
  • Dimitrij Rupel, Slovene politician