Top Ten Artificial Canals

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These man-made waterways are all extremely beautiful and this list consists of the top 10 artificial canals from all over the world.

 

1. Oxford Canal

The Oxford Canal is found in England and runs through two country sides, namely, Oxford and Coventry. This beautiful canal cascades through 70 miles of scenic beauty- which has managed to escape development projects and remains as pure as it was centuries ago.

 

2. The Canal du Centre

This canal is found in France and was initially called the Canal du Charollais. It runs from Chalon-sur-Saône to Digoin. From 1792, this canal has made the passing of boats easier from Northern France to Southern France. It runs for over 112 kilometers.

 

3. Aller Canal

The Aller Canal is found in Lower Saxony which is a state in Germany. The main purpose of this canal was to prevent Aller from flooding the land. It runs for about 11 miles between Gifhorn and Wolfsburg.

 

4. Wesel-Datteln Canal

This canal is found in Germany as well and runs over 60 kilometers. It meanders between two areas, one near Wesel and the other near Datteln. This canal was constructed in 1930 and it runs across a river called Lippe.

 

5. Kennet and Avon Canal

This canal is nothing if not beautiful and meanders between Bristol Avon and Thames. It passes West Berkshire which boasts natural beauty. The area around the canal is rich with flora and fauna and one can explore the entire area either by bike, boat or on foot. It will not be an exaggeration to say that the Kennel and Avon canal is among the favorite canals of England.

 

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