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Which river is the widest one in the United States?

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The Neuse River is the widest river in the United States. The mouth of this river is approximately 6 miles and it flows through 11 counties in North Carolina.

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The Neuse River is located in North Carolina and encompasses about 6000 miles of watershed. According to the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, the river stretches across 248 miles and is considered the longest river in North Carolina.

According to the North Carolina Riverkeepers and Waterkeeper Alliance, the Neuse River is approximately two million years old and is considered to be one of the oldest rivers in the United States. More than one-sixth of North Carolina's population lives in the Neuse River Basin.

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