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Encyclopedia > Lippe river
Lippe
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Origin Eastern Westphalia
Mouth Rhine
Basin countries Germany
Length 255 km
Source elevation ±140 m
Avg. discharge
Watershed area

The Lippe is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is an affluent of the Rhine and 255 km in length. Westphalia (German: Westfalen) is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Münster, Bielefeld, and Osnabrück and included in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. ... At 1,320 kilometres (820 miles) and an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second, the Rhine (German Rhein, French Rhin, Dutch Rijn, Romansch: Rein, Italian: Reno) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... The source of a river or stream may be a lake, a spring, or a collection of headwaters. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, usually shortened to: NRW) is - in population and economic output - the largest Federal State of Germany. ... At 1,320 kilometres (820 miles) and an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second, the Rhine (German Rhein, French Rhin, Dutch Rijn, Romansch: Rein, Italian: Reno) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe. ...


The source is located at the edge of the Teutoburg Forest in Bad Lippspringe close to the city of Paderborn. It runs westward through Lippstadt and then along the northern edge of the Ruhr area. The river finally enters the Rhine at Wesel. View over the Teutoburg Forest The Teutoburg Forest (German: Teutoburger Wald) is a range of low, forested mountains in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was believed to be the environ of a decisive battle in AD 9. ... Bad Lippspringe is a town and a municipality in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Position of Paderborn in Germany Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the district Paderborn. ... Lippstadt is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area (German Ruhrgebiet, colloquially Ruhrpott or Kohlenpott) is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large (former) industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north. ... Wesel is a city (population about 61,689 in 2004) in Germany, located at the point where the Lippe River empties into the Rhine. ...


Due to industrial effluents and straightenings of the river's course the Lippe was in an ecological disastrous condition. Currently there are measures to revive the river fauna.


The territory of Lippe is named after the river. It was a state within the Holy Roman Empire and today is a district of North Rhine-Westphalia. This article is about the district Lippe. ... This page is about the Germanic empire. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Lippe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (442 words)
Lippe is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
In 1528 it became a county, in 1789 it was elevated to a principality.
The main river is the Werre, and at the northern border of the district the Weser.
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