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Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz
Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz

In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. Download high resolution version (1024x535, 509 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x535, 509 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ...


The German city name Koblenz indicates, in Germanicized form, its site at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. Koblenz (also Coblenz in older German spellings; French Coblence; from Latin Confluentes, confluence or merging (rivers)) is after Mainz and Ludwigshafen am Rhein the third largest city in Rhineland-Palatinate (german Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany. ...


It is also used to describe a location where integer latitude and integer longitude lines cross (i.e. the point in extreme northeastern New Jersey that is at 41°0′0″N, 74°0′0″W is such a confluence point). The Degree Confluence Project endeavors to catalog and photograph all such points on the globe. The integers consist of the positive natural numbers (1, 2, 3, …), their negatives (−1, −2, −3, ...) and the number zero. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... The goals of the Degree Confluence Project are to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections on Earth, and post photographs of each location on the World Wide Web. ...


 
 

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