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The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland
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Average In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the amount of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. The unit used is usually m3/s. For example, the average discharge of the Rhine river is 2200 m3/s. Categories: Stub ... discharge 2.200 The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. It is the volume of a cube with edges one metre in length. Older, now unofficial, equivalents were the stere and the kilolitre. 1 cubic metre is equal to: 1,000 litres 1,000 cubic decimetres 1,000... / This article is about the unit of time. See second (disambiguation) for other uses The second (symbol s) is a unit for time, and one of seven SI base units. It is defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between... s
Area For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). A watershed or catchment basin is the region of land that drains into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. Rain that falls anywhere within a given body of waters watershed will eventually... watershed 185.000 Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. It is one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to: the area of a square measuring 1 kilometre on each side 1 000 000 m2 100 hectares 0.386 102 square miles... km²
Origin Hinterrhein in Swiss redirects here; for other uses of that term, see Swiss (disambiguation) The Swiss Confederation or Switzerland is a landlocked federal state in Europe, with neighbours Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The country has a strong tradition of political and military neutrality, but also of international co-operation, as... Switzerland
Mouth The The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. A bay of the North Sea is Skagerrak, between... North Sea
For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). A watershed or catchment basin is the region of land that drains into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. Rain that falls anywhere within a given body of waters watershed will eventually... Basin countries Swiss redirects here; for other uses of that term, see Swiss (disambiguation) The Swiss Confederation or Switzerland is a landlocked federal state in Europe, with neighbours Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The country has a strong tradition of political and military neutrality, but also of international co-operation, as... Switzerland - The Principality of Liechtenstein (German: Fürstentum Liechtenstein) is a small, doubly landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east. Being mountainous, it is a winter sports resort. It is also known as a tax haven. Fürstentum Liechtenstein (In Detail... Liechtenstein -
The Republic of Austria (German Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Hungary to the east, Italy to the south, and Liechtenstein to the west. The state is a representative democracy governed in accordance with principles of Parliamentarism. Republik Österreich (In Detail... Austria - The Federal Republic of Germany ( German (Deutsch) Spoken in: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and 38 other countries. Region: Europe Total speakers: 120 million Ranking: 9 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Germanic   West Germanic    Old High German    Middle High German    Modern... Germany-
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At To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 106 and 107 m (1,000 and 10,000 km). See also lengths of other orders of magnitude. Distances shorter than 106 m 1,000 km is equal to: 621 miles. Side of square with area 1,000... 1,320 km (820 miles), the Rhine River ( German (Deutsch) Spoken in: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and 38 other countries. Region: Europe Total speakers: 120 million Ranking: 9 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Germanic   West Germanic    Old High German    Middle High German    Modern German Official status Official language... German Rhein, French (Français) Spoken in: The French Republic or France ( French (Fran ais) Spoken in: France and 53 other countries Region: Europe Total speakers: 128 million Ranking: 11 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Italic   Romance    Italo-Western     Western   ... French Rhin, Dutch (Nederlands) Spoken in: Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, South Africa, Indonesia Region: North-west Europe and former colonies Total speakers: 23 million Ranking: 48 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Germanic   West    Low Saxon-Low Franconian     Low German   ... Dutch Rijn) is one of the longest For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A waterfall on the Ova da Fedoz, Switzerland A river is a large natural waterway. It is a specific term in the vernacular for large streams, stream being the umbrella term used in the... rivers in This article is about the continent. For alternative meanings, see: Europe (disambiguation) World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the... Europe. Its name is derived from the Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. Start the Celtic Languages article (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Celtic_Languages&action=edit) If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be... Celtic word "renos" (meaning "raging flow"). Together with the For other uses of Danube, see Danube may refer to: The Danube River Danube, New York Danube, Minnesota The Danube class starship from the Star Trek universe A station on the Paris Métro The Blue Danube, a famous waltz composed by Johann Strauss the younger in 1867 Blue Danube... Danube it formed most of the northern frontier of the The Roman Empire is not the Holy Roman Empire (843-1806). Roman Empire between AD 60 and 400 with major cities. During this time only Dacia and Mesopotamia were added to the Empire but were lost before 300. The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman... Roman Empire and since those days has been a vital navigable waterway, carrying trade and goods deep inland.

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Geography

The Rhine's origins are in the Swiss The Alps is the collective name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, through to France in the west. The word Alps means mountains. The highest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc at 4810 meters on the French-Italian border. The... Alps in the canton of Graubünden, where its two main initial 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. A tributary joins another river at a confluence. When a rivers tributaries are listed... tributaries are called Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein. The Vorderrhein (anterior Rhine) springs from Lake Tuma near the Oberalp pass and passes the impressive Ruinaulta (the Swiss Grand Canyon). The Hinterrhein (posterior Rhine) starts from the Paradies glacier near the Rheinquellhorn at the southern border of Switzerland. Both tributaries meet near Alternate uses: Reichenau island Reichenau is a village in the municipality of Tamins in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, where the two Rhine tributaries Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein meet. It is a major traffic junction of the routes from Chur towards the Operalppass and Lukmanierpass and from Chur towards San... Reichenau, still in Graubünden.


When leaving Graubünden, the Rhine flows north to form the frontier with The Principality of Liechtenstein (German: Fürstentum Liechtenstein) is a small, doubly landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east. Being mountainous, it is a winter sports resort. It is also known as a tax haven. Fürstentum Liechtenstein (In Detail... Liechtenstein and then The Republic of Austria (German Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Hungary to the east, Italy to the south, and Liechtenstein to the west. The state is a representative democracy governed in accordance with principles of Parliamentarism. Republik Österreich (In Detail... Austria, and then empties into Lake Constance (German Bodensee, also known as Schwäbisches Meer (informally) and sometimes written Lake of Constance) is a lake on the Rhine between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The freshwater lake sits at 395 m above sea level and is central Europes third largest, after Lake Balaton and Lake... Lake Constance. The Rhine then re-emerges, flows west, mainly on the border between Switzerland and The Federal Republic of Germany ( German (Deutsch) Spoken in: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and 38 other countries. Region: Europe Total speakers: 120 million Ranking: 9 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Germanic   West Germanic    Old High German    Middle High German    Modern... Germany, falls over the Rhine falls with castle Laufen The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German) are the largest waterfalls of Europe. They are located in the upper course of the river Rhine, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland near the German border. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m... Rhine Falls, is joined by the For other uses, see AAR may mean: An Abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is strictly a shortening, but more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity. Contents // 1 Style conventions 2... Aar river which more than doubles its water volume, and then turns north at Basel (English traditionally: Basle [ba:l], German: Basel [ba:z@l], French Bâle [ba:l], Italian Basilea [bazilE:a]) is Switzerlands third most populous city (188,000 inhabitants in the canton of Basel-City as of 2004; the 690,000 inhabitants in the conurbation stretching across the... Basel and forms the southern part of the border between Germany and Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. Subject to disclaimers. Trying... France in a wide valley, before entering Germany exclusively.


At over 1000 km, the Rhine is the longest river primarily within Germany. It is here that the Rhine encounters some of its main tributaries, such as the The Neckar is a river in Germany, a major tributary of the River Rhine, which it joins at Mannheim. Rising in the Black Forest, it flows through a steep valley in the Odenwald hills and passes through Tübingen, Nürtingen, Esslingen, Stuttgart, and Heidelberg. The total length of the... Neckar, the For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). The Main is a river in Germany, 524 km in length, and one of the more voluminous tributaries of the Rhine river. It flows through the Bundesländer Bavaria and Hessen. Its catchment basin competes with the Danube for water; as a result, much... Main and the The Moselle (French Moselle, German Mosel) is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg and Germany, joining the Rhine river at Koblenz. Major affluents are the Meurthe, Sauer, Ruwer and the Saar. Towns along the river Moselle are: in France: Épinal, Toul, Metz and Thionville in Luxembourg: Grevenmacher in Germany: Trier... Moselle.


Between Bingen am Rhein, or Bingen, or Bingen on the Rhine is a modern-day city located at the junction of the rivers Rhine and Nahe in southwestern Germany near the city of Mainz. Bingen is a busy river port and railroad junction, noteworthy for its premium wine production. The city... Bingen and Map of Germany showing Bonn Watershed of the Rhine river Bonn is a city in Germany (Population (2002 est): 310 930, the 19th largest city in Germany), in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, located ca. 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine. It was the capital of... Bonn, the Rhine flows through the Rhine Gorge, a formation created by erosion, which happened at about the same rate as an uplift in the region, leaving the river at about its original level, and the surrounding lands raised. This gorge is quite deep, and is the stretch of the river known for its many This article describes the fortified buildings. Castle is also an alternative name for the Rook, the move of Kingside castling: O-O   Queenside castling: O-O-O Castling is a special move in the game of chess involving the king and either rook. Castling consists of moving the king... castles and A vineyard A vineyard is a place where grapes are grown for making wine, raisins, or table grapes. Vineyards are often on hillsides and on soil that would be marginal for other plantings. Some of the best wines come from extremely stony soil on quite steep hills, conditions which would... vineyards.


Though many industries can be found along the Rhine up into Switzerland, it is in the Geography Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area (German Ruhrgebiet or, colloquially, Ruhrpott) is a metropolitan area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north. Southwest it... Ruhr area that the bulk of them are concentrated, with all of its streams — chief among them the Categories: Germany geography stubs | German rivers ... Ruhr itself — draining into the Rhine, causing decreasing though still considerable The Lachine Canal, in Montreal, is badly polluted Pollution is the release of harmful environmental contaminants, or the substances so released. Generally the process needs to result from human activity to be regarded as pollution. Even relatively benign products of human activity are liable to be regarded as pollution, if... pollution.


The Rhine then turns west into the For other uses, see The Netherlands have been the name of different political and geographical entities in northwestern Europe. The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland), the current Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Seven United Netherlands, also known as the United Provinces. A predecessor of the current country. It existed from 1581 to... Netherlands, where together with the Maas The Meuse(Maas) at Maastricht Length 925 km Elevation of the source 409 m Average discharge 230 m³/s Area watershed 36 000 km² Origin France Mouth Hollands Diep Basin countries France - Belgium - Netherlands The Meuse (Dutch Maas) is a large European river rising in France, flowing through Belgium... Meuse it forms an extensive Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. Photo courtesy of NASA. A delta is the mouth of a river where it flows into an ocean, sea, or lake, building outwards (as a deltaic deposit) from sediment carried by the river and deposited as the water current is dissipated. Deltaic... delta. Crossing the border into the Netherlands, the Rhine is at its widest, but the river then splits into three main A distributary is a river that branches off from a major river before it reaches the sea, particularly in a river delta. In Louisiana, for example, this is the case where the Atchafalaya River splits from the Mississippi River. In some cases, a distributary can steal so much water from... distributaries: the Satellite image of the IJssel basin River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel (Gelderland IJssel) to avoid confusion with its Holland counterpart, is a branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. It flows north from the city of Arnhem until... IJssel, the Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Rivers of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta ... Waal and the Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Rivers of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta ... Nederrijn (Nether Rhine). From here the situation becomes more complicated, as the name "Rhine" no longer coincides with the main flow of water. Most of the Rhine water flows further west through the Waal and then via the Satellite image of the northwest part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the Nieuwe Waterweg (t) The Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) is a ship canal in the Netherlands from het Scheur (a branch of the Rhine-Meuse delta) west of the town of Maassluis to the North Sea at Hook... Nieuwe Waterweg and, merging with the Meuse, through the Hollands Diep is a wide river in the Netherlands and an estuary of the Rhine and Meuse river. Through the Scheldt-Rhine Canal it connects to the Scheldt river. The Bergse Maas river and the Nieuwe Merwede river join near Lage Zwaluwe to form the Hollands Diep. The Dordtse Kil... Hollands Diep and The Haringvliet is a large inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is an important estuary of the Rhine-Meuse delta. Near Numansdorp, the Hollands Diep splits into the Haringvliet and the Volkerak estuaries. It is closed off near Goedereede from the... Haringvliet Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of Drinking water This article focuses on water as we experience it every day. The water (molecule) article describes the... estuaries into the The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. A bay of the North Sea is Skagerrak, between... North Sea. The IJssel branch carries its portion of the water north into the IJsselmeer seen from space The IJsselmeer (or Lake IJssel) is a shallow lake of some 1250 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. It is named after the IJssel river that drains... IJsselmeer while the Nederrijn flows west parallel to the Waal.


However, beyond Wijk bij Duurstede Country Netherlands Province Utrecht Area - Land - Water 50.30 km² 47.62 km² 2.68 km² Population 2004 - Density 23,511 494/km² Wijk bij Duurstede is a municipality and a city in the central Netherlands. Contents // 1 Population centres 2 The city of Wijk bij Duurstede... Wijk bij Duurstede this waterway changes its name and becomes the Satellite image of the east bit of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing river Lek (e) — the Kromme Rijn stream is too small to show up on this picture. The Lek is a river in the western Netherlands of some 60 km in length. It is the name of a... Lek. It flows further west to rejoin the main flow into the Nieuwe Waterweg. The name "Rhine" from here on is used only for smaller streams further to the north which together once formed the main river Rhine in The Roman Empire is not the Holy Roman Empire (843-1806). Roman Empire between AD 60 and 400 with major cities. During this time only Dacia and Mesopotamia were added to the Empire but were lost before 300. The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman... Roman times. Though they retained the name, these streams do not carry water from the Rhine anymore, but are used for draining the surrounding land and A polder is a low-lying tract of land that forms an artificial hydrological entity, enclosed by embankments known as dikes and requiring drainage by pumps to prevent the water table within it from rising too high. The best known examples are those polders that constitute areas of land reclaimed... polders. From Wijk bij Duurstede, the old north branch of the Rhine is called Satellite image of the central part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the city of Utrecht and its surroundings, including the Kromme Rijn branch (b). In Roman times, this northernmost branch of the Rhine delta now called Kromme Rijn (Crooked Rhine, for its many bends) was the main distributary of... Kromme Rijn ("Crooked Rhine") and past Utrecht Country Netherlands Province Utrecht Area - Land - Water 99.32 km² 95.67 km² 3.65 km² Population 2004 - Density 270,244 2825/km² Utrecht is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands. Contents // 1 Population... Utrecht, first Leidse Rijn (" Leiden Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area - Land - Water 23.16 km² 21.99 km² 1.16 km² Population (2004) - Density 118,702 5397/km² Leiden (in English also, but now rarely, Leyden) is a city and municipality in South Holland, The Netherlands. It forms one urban area with Oegstgeest... Leiden Rhine") and then Oude Rijn ("Old Rhine"). The latter flows west past Leiden Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area - Land - Water 23.16 km² 21.99 km² 1.16 km² Population (2004) - Density 118,702 5397/km² Leiden (in English also, but now rarely, Leyden) is a city and municipality in South Holland, The Netherlands. It forms one urban area with Oegstgeest... Leiden into a A sluice is a water channel that is controlled at its head by a gate. A sluice gate is traditionally a wooden or metal plate which slides in grooves in the sides of the channel. Contents // 1 Operation 2 Flow calculation 3 Types of sluice gates 4 See also Operation... sluice, where its waters can be discharged into the The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. A bay of the North Sea is Skagerrak, between... North Sea.


Railroad Bridges

This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. These consist of two parallel rails, usually of steel, generally mounted upon cross-sectional beams (termed sleepers or ties) of timber, concrete or other... Railroad This article is about the edifice. For other meanings, see Bridge (disambiguation). Sydney Harbour Bridge _ probably the best known of suspended deck compression arch bridges A bridge is a structure built to span a gorge, valley, road, railroad track, river or other body of water, or any other physical... bridges (with nearest This article is about trains in rail transport. For other types of train see train (disambiguation) Rail transport General Operations Stations Trains Rolling stock History Terminology By country Disasters Modelling edit this box (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Train_topics&action=edit) An electric multiple... train station on the left and right bank):

  • Netherlands:
    • between Elst and Arnhem Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area - Land - Water 101.53 km² 98.25 km² 3.28 km² Population 2004 - Density 141,601 1441/km² Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine and the capital of the Gelderland province. Contents... Arnhem across Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Rivers of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta ... Nederrijn
    • between Nijmegen and Elst is the name of a number of Dutch towns: a former municipality, now part of Overbetuwe, in Gelderland a village in the municipalities of Amerongen and Rhenen, in the province of Utrecht a village in the municipality of Maasdonk, in North Brabant This is a disambiguation page — a... Elst across Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Rivers of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta ... Waal
    • between Culemborg Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area - Land - Water 31.18 km² 29.58 km² 1.60 km² Population 2004 - Density 26,594 899/km² Culemborg is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. It received city rights in 1318. External links Official website (http://www.culemborg.nl... Culemborg and Houten Country Netherlands Province Utrecht Area - Land - Water 58.98 km² 55.71 km² 3.27 km² Population 2004 - Density 42,350 760/km² Houten is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands. Population centres Houten (38,062) Schalkwijk (1,946) Tull en t Waal (665) t Goy... Houten across Lek has three meanings: The Albanian Lek currency. The Lek River in Europe. The Lek (animal behavior) gathering. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go... Lek
    • between Zaltbommel Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area - Land - Water 89.06 km² 79.94 km² 9.12 km² Population 2004 - Density 26,191 328/km² Zaltbommel is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. Population centres Aalst, Bern, Brakel, Bruchem, Delwijnen, Gameren, Kerkwijk, Nederhemert, Nieuwaal, Poederoijen, Zaltbommel and Zuilichem... Zaltbommel and Geldermalsen Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area - Land - Water 101.67 km² 99.70 km² 1.97 km² Population 2004 - Density 25,667 257/km² Geldermalsen is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. Population centres Acquoy, Beesd, Buurmalsen, Deil, Enspijk, Geldermalsen, Gellicum, Meteren, Rhenoy, Rumpt, and Tricht. It... Beesd across Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Rivers of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta ... Waal
    • at Zutphen Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area - Land - Water 25.39 km² 23.65 km² 1.74 km² Population 2004 - Density 36,552 1546/km² Zutphen (old alternate spelling: Zutfen) is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands on the right bank of the IJssel... Zutphen across Satellite image of the IJssel basin River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel (Gelderland IJssel) to avoid confusion with its Holland counterpart, is a branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. It flows north from the city of Arnhem until... IJssel, right next to the station
  • Austria and Switzerland:
    • between Lustenau is a town in the westernmost Austrian province of Vorarlberg. It lies on the Rhine River, which forms the border with Switzerland. External links Market Community of Lustenau (http://www.lustenau.at) Categories: Stub ... Lustenau and St. Margerethen
    • Tens of bridges in Graubünden, too numerous to list
  • The Principality of Liechtenstein (German: Fürstentum Liechtenstein) is a small, doubly landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east. Being mountainous, it is a winter sports resort. It is also known as a tax haven. Fürstentum Liechtenstein (In Detail... Liechtenstein and Swiss redirects here; for other uses of that term, see Swiss (disambiguation) The Swiss Confederation or Switzerland is a landlocked federal state in Europe, with neighbours Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The country has a strong tradition of political and military neutrality, but also of international co-operation, as... Switzerland:
    • between Schaan is the biggest municipality of Liechtenstein. It is in the middle of the country next to Vaduz, the capital. As of 2000 it has a population of 5513, and covers an area of 26.8 km², including mountains and forest. External links City website (http://www.schaan.li... Schaan and Buchs SG
  • Germany
    • between The article about perfume can be found at Eau de Cologne. Map of Germany showing Cologne Cologne (German: Köln [kœln]) (population 965,954 as of December 31, 2003), is the fourth largest city in Germany and largest city of the North Rhine-Westphalia state. It is the... Köln Hbf and Köln Deutz/Messe (Hohenzollernbrücke)

Tributaries

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Map of the Rhine

Tributaries from source to mouth:

  • Left
    • Thur
    • Töss
    • For other uses, see AAR may mean: An Abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is strictly a shortening, but more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity. Contents // 1 Style conventions 2... Aare
    • Birs
    • Ill, France
    • Moder
    • Lauter
    • The Nahe is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, a tributary to the Rhine. It is also a famous wine region of Germany. The name Nahe is derived from the latin word Nava, which is based upon the celtic origin for the wild river. The Nahe separates the northern part... Nahe
    • The Moselle (French Moselle, German Mosel) is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg and Germany, joining the Rhine river at Koblenz. Major affluents are the Meurthe, Sauer, Ruwer and the Saar. Towns along the river Moselle are: in France: Épinal, Toul, Metz and Thionville in Luxembourg: Grevenmacher in Germany: Trier... Moselle (Mosel)
    • Nette
    • The Ahr is a tributary of the Rhine beginning at a height of approximately 520 meters above sea level in Blankenheim (the Eifel) in Fachwerkhauses to near the Blankenheimer Burg in North Rhine_Westphalia. After few kilometers it reaches Rhineland_Palatinate. Over Schuld, Altenahr, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and flowing into the proximity... Ahr
    • The Erft is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It flows through the foothills of the Eifel, and joins the Rhine river. Its origin is near Nettersheim, and its mouth in Neuss. The river is 103 km long, which is significantly shorter than it was originally. Due to the... Erft
    • Maas The Meuse(Maas) at Maastricht Length 925 km Elevation of the source 409 m Average discharge 230 m³/s Area watershed 36 000 km² Origin France Mouth Hollands Diep Basin countries France - Belgium - Netherlands The Meuse (Dutch Maas) is a large European river rising in France, flowing through Belgium... Meuse (Maas)
  • Right
    • Hinterrhein
    • Ill, Austria
    • Schussen
    • Wutach
    • The alb, one of the liturgical vestments of the Roman Catholic church, is an ample garment of white linen coming down to the ankles. It is simply the long linen tunic used by the Romans of old. It is the oldest liturgical vestment, and was adopted very early by Christians... Alb
    • Wiese
    • Elz
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    • The Murg is a right tributary of the Rhine, located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It rises in the Black Forest, and flows through Baiersbronn, Forbach, Gaggenau, and Gernsbach before reaching the Rhine at Rastatt. Its length is 96 km; its drainage area has a size of 637 km². ... Murg
    • The Neckar is a river in Germany, a major tributary of the River Rhine, which it joins at Mannheim. Rising in the Black Forest, it flows through a steep valley in the Odenwald hills and passes through Tübingen, Nürtingen, Esslingen, Stuttgart, and Heidelberg. The total length of the... Neckar
    • For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). The Main is a river in Germany, 524 km in length, and one of the more voluminous tributaries of the Rhine river. It flows through the Bundesländer Bavaria and Hessen. Its catchment basin competes with the Danube for water; as a result, much... Main
    • The river Lahn in Limburg The Lahn is a river in Germany. It has its source at the Ederkopf mountain in the Rothaargebirge, the highest part of the Sauerland. After 242 km it meets the Rhine at Lahnstein. Important cities at the Lahn include Marburg, Gießen and Limburg. Lahn... Lahn
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    • The Sieg is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany named after the folk of the Sigambrer. It is a tributary of the Rhine and 130 km in length. The source is located in the Rothaargebirge mountains. From here the river runs southwestwards to the city of... Sieg
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    • Düssel
    • Categories: Germany geography stubs | German rivers ... Ruhr
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    • The Lippe is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is an affluent of the Rhine and 255 km in length. 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... Lippe
    • Satellite image of the IJssel basin River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel (Gelderland IJssel) to avoid confusion with its Holland counterpart, is a branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. It flows north from the city of Arnhem until... Oude IJssel (Issel)
    • The Berkel river is a tributary of river IJssel in the Netherlands. The Berkel springs in Billerbeck, near the German city of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, and crosses the border with the Netherlands near Rekken. From there, it flows through the province of Gelderland to join the IJssel... Berkel

Canals include

  • The Amsterdam-Rhine Canal or Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal is a canal in the Netherlands that was built to connect the port city of Amsterdam to the main shipping artery of the Rhine. Its course follows a generally southeasterly direction as it goes through the city of Utrecht towards Wijk bij Duurstede... Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
  • Categories: Germany geography stubs ... Rhine-Main-Danube Canal
  • Satellite image of the Scheldt delta showing the Scheldt-Rhine Canal (h and j) The Scheldt-Rhine Canal (Schelde-Rijn Kanaal) in the Netherlands connects Antwerp with the Volkerak, and thereby the Scheldt with the Rhine. It crosses the east of Zuid-Beveland, where it is crossed by a railroad... Scheldt-Rhine Canal

Historic and Military Relevance

The Rhine is closely linked to many important historical events — particularly military ones — in the adjacent states. For example:

  • The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest Conflict Roman-Germanic wars Date 9 Place Teutoburg Forest Result German victory Combatants Germanic tribes Roman Empire Commanders Arminius Publius Quinctilius Varus † Strength Unknown 3 legions Casualties Unknown 30 000 Battle before Battle after Battle of the Lupia River Battle of the Weser River... Battle of the Teutoburg Forest which finally established the Rhine as the northern frontier of the The Roman Empire is not the Holy Roman Empire (843-1806). Roman Empire between AD 60 and 400 with major cities. During this time only Dacia and Mesopotamia were added to the Empire but were lost before 300. The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman... Roman Empire.
  • It was a historic object of frontier trouble between Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. Subject to disclaimers. Trying... France and The Federal Republic of Germany ( German (Deutsch) Spoken in: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and 38 other countries. Region: Europe Total speakers: 120 million Ranking: 9 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Germanic   West Germanic    Old High German    Middle High German    Modern... Germany. For example in Years: 1837 1838 1839 - 1840 - 1841 1842 1843 Decades: 1810s 1820s 1830s - 1840s - 1850s 1860s 1870s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1840 in art 1840 in literature 1840 in science 1840 in music 1840 in rail transport 1840 in sports List of state leaders in 1840 List of... 1840 the Rhine crisis evolved, because the French prime minister Louis Adolphe Thiers (April 16, 1797 - September 3, 1877) was a French statesman and historian. He was President of France from 1871 to 1873, the first president of the Third Republic.[1] He was born in Marseille, France. His family is somewhat grandiloquently spoken of as cloth merchants ruined by... Thiers started to talk about the Rhine border. The nationalistic song Die Wacht am Rhein (in English, The Watch on the Rhine) is a German patriotic anthem which was particularly popular during the First World War. The poem was written in 1840 by Suebian merchant Max Schneckenburger in response to a war scare with France over the Eastern Question in that... The Watch on the Rhine was composed at that time and during the Battle of Gravelotte Main article: Battle of Gravelotte Battle of Sedan Main article: Battle of Sedan The French were soundly defeated in several battles owing to the military superiority of the Prussian forces and their commanders. At Sedan on September 2, the French emperor Napoleon III was taken prisoner with... Franco-Prussian War it rose to the status of an national anthem in Germany. The song calls for defending the Rhine against France. The song remained popular in Download high resolution version (800x769, 100 KB)Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in the Ypres salient, October 29, 1917. The photograph was taken by James Francis Hurley. The leading soldier is Gunner James Fulton and the... World War I.
  • At the end of WWI the The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. A geographical term originally, it has also acquired some political and cultural connotations, becoming a political entity as the Prussian Rhine Province, and continuing in the... Rhineland was subject to the Woodrow Wilson with the American Peace Commissioners The Treaty of Versailles of 1919 is the peace treaty created as a result of the six-month-long Paris Peace Conference of 1919 which put an official end to World War I. The ceremonial signing of the treaty with Germany occurred June... Treaty of Versailles, which created lots of bitterness in Germany, and was one of the many reasons for Download high resolution version (800x1094, 114 KB)Picture taken of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The picture was taken from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack. Picture taken from http://www.archives.gov/research_room/research_topics/world_war_2_photos/images/ww2_1623.jpg Page: http://www... World War II. The reoccupation of the Rhineland by Nazi Germany increased Hitler's popularity in Germany.
  • The Rhine bridge at Arnhem Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area - Land - Water 101.53 km² 98.25 km² 3.28 km² Population 2004 - Density 141,601 1441/km² Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine and the capital of the Gelderland province. Contents... Arnhem, immortalized in " A Bridge Too Far is a book by Cornelius Ryan, published in 1974, which tells the story of Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to force a break in German lines at Arnhem in the occupied Netherlands during World War II. The book was filmed under the same title... A Bridge Too Far", was a central focus of the battle for Arnhem during the failed Operation Market Garden was an Allied military operation in World War II, which took place in September 1944. It was an attempt to take bridges over the main rivers of the German-occupied Netherlands, enabling the Allies to advance into Germany without any remaining major obstacles. The operation was successful... Operation Market Garden of September 1944.
  • The Rhine bridge of Remagen is a city in Germany in the Bundesland of Rhineland-Palatinate in the south of Bonn at the Rhine river. Remagen became famous for its Ludendorff Bridge that was captured by Allied forces on 7 March 1945 by the US Armys 9th Armored Division. Although the bridge collapsed... Remagen became famous in Download high resolution version (800x1094, 114 KB)Picture taken of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The picture was taken from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack. Picture taken from http://www.archives.gov/research_room/research_topics/world_war_2_photos/images/ww2_1623.jpg Page: http://www... World War II when the Germans failed to demolish the bridge in time and the allied troops were able to establish a A bridgehead is literally a military fortification that protects the end of a bridge that is closest to the enemy. The term has been generalized to mean any kind of defended area that is extended into hostile territory, in particular the segment of coastline initially seized by an amphibious assault... bridgehead - much to their own surprise.
  • Mainz Cathedral Mainz Cathedral, formally known as St. Martin Cathedral or Mainzer Dom in German, is located near the historical center of Mainz, Germany. The massive structure looms over the largely pedestrianized center market square. Its enormous red-sandstone, six-towered body shelters the half-timbered houses of the... Mainz Cathedral - Over 1,000-year-old cathedral is seat to the Between 780/82 AD and 1802 AD the Archbishop of Mainz, was an influential ecclesiastic and secular prince of the middle ages. His see was established in the 4th century AD, in the city of Mainz, which had been a Roman provincial capital, but the office really came to prominence... Bishop of Mainz. Holds significant historic value as seat to the once politically powerful secular prince-archbishop within the History of Germany series Franks Holy Roman Empire German Confederation German Empire Weimar Republic Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (WWII) Germany since 1945 The history of Germany is, in places, extremely complicated and depends much on how one defines Germany. As a nation-state, Germany did not exist until 1871. Before... Holy Roman Empire. Houses historical funerary monuments and religious artifacts.
  • Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) is the first of the four operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. It premiered at the Munich Court Theatre on September 22, 1869, with August Kindermann as Wotan, Heinrich Vogl as Loge, and Wilhelm Fischer as... Das Rheingold - The Rhine is one of the settings for the first opera of Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas. His music is still widely performed, the best known pieces being the Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre and the Bridal Chorus... Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung or, in the original German, Der Ring des Nibelungen, is a series of four epic operas. Both the libretto and the music were written by Richard Wagner over the course of twenty-six years, from 1848 to 1874. The four operas in the Ring cycle... Ring cycle. The action of the epic opens and ends underneath the Rhine, where three Rhinemaidens swim and protect a hoard of For other uses, see Gold (disambiguation). platinum – gold – mercury Ag Au Rg     Full table General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6 , d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2.5 Appearance Metallic yellow Atomic properties Atomic weight... gold.
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Rhine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2840 words)
The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in the Grisons in Switzerland
Since the Rhine flows from the Alps, a precondition of its existence is the uplifting of the Alps, which began in the Alpine Orogeny.
These highlands helped to divert the Rhine to the west; however, the Rhine's course is set by the Rhine graben, a rift that opened in the Eocene and Oligocene periods between the western Alps and the central Alps, caused by their moving in slightly different directions.
MSN Encarta - Rhine (1013 words)
The Rhine begins as a tumultuous Alpine stream churning through deep gorges, and because it is fed by the meltwaters of snow and glaciers, it has a maximum volume in spring and summer.
Although the river's flow is moderated somewhat as it passes through the Bodensee (Lake of Constance), the river remains a torrent westward to Basel, Switzerland.
At Basel the river turns north and enters the Rhine Graben, a flat-floored rift valley lying between the Vosges on the west and the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) on the east.
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