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|the canal, cut out in the Limburg marl hills|
The Albert Canal is small and shallow, and located in northeastern Belgium, which was named for King Albert I of Belgium. It connects Antwerp with Liège, and also the Meuse River with the Scheldt River. Its total length is 129.5 kilometres (80.5 mi).
|Vroenhoven, along the canal|
During most of the 1930s, before the completion of the Albert Canal, it took about seven days to travel from Antwerp to Liege by water. In the 21st century, that same distance can be covered in about 18 hours.
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