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Encyclopedia > Spree
The Spree in Berlin's eastern harbour.
Origin Upper Lusatia
Mouth Havel
Basin countries Germany
Length ±400 km
Avg. discharge 36 m³/s
Basin area 10,105 km²

The Spree (Sorbian Sprowja/Sprewja) is a river in Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Havel river and is approximately 400 kilometres in length. Spree can mean: A river in Germany; see Spree. ... Download high resolution version (816x548, 76 KB)image has been photographed by myself - usage is granted under the conditions of the cc-by-sa Image shows the River Spree at the Berlin eastern harbour (Osthafen), in the foregroundthe Badeschiff bath. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Lusatia (German Lausitz, Upper Sorbian Łužica, Lower Sorbian Łužyca, Polish Łużyce, Czech Lužice, sometimes called Sorbia, is a historical region between Bóbr-Kwisa rivers and Elbe river in northeastern Germany (states of Saxony and Brandenburg), south-western Poland (voivodship of Lower Silesia and northern Czech... For the Biblical Havel, see Abel. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... The Sorbian languages are classified under the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DED Capital Dresden Minister-President Georg Milbradt (CDU) Governing parties CDU / SPD Votes in Bundesrat 4 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  18,416 km² (7,110 sq mi) Population 4,252,000 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 231 /km...   (Lower Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Biblical Havel, see Abel. ...

Its source is located in the Lusatian Hills (Lausitzer Bergland) on the Czech border. Further north the river enters the Spreewald, a large wetlands area, that is identical with the settlement areas of the Sorbs. In its final portion the river runs through the city centre of Berlin to join the River Havel in the western quarters of Berlin. The Lausitzer Bergland ist a mountanous region between Dresden the capital of Saxony and the german-polish border. ... The Spreewald Biosphere Reserve The Spreewald (German for Spree forest) is situated 100 km south-east of Berlin and designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1991. ... The Sorbs are a Slavic minority indigenous to the region known as Lusatia in the current German states of Saxony and Brandenburg (in former GDR territory). ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... For the Biblical Havel, see Abel. ...

Residents and tourists commonly attend events at Badeschiff, a pool placed within the Spree. The Badeschiff in July. ...

Towns on the river's course include: Bautzen, Spremberg, Cottbus, Lübbenau, Lübben, Fürstenwalde and Berlin. Bautzen (pronounced , listen, until 1868: Budissin; Upper Sorbian: BudyÅ¡in; Lower Sorbian: BudyÅ¡yn; , listen; Polish: Budziszyn; Czech: Budyšín) is a city in eastern Saxony, Germany, and capital of the eponymous district. ... Spremberg, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Brandenburg, situated partly on an island in the river Spree and partly on the west bank, 76 miles south-east of Berlin by the railway to Görlitz. ... Cottbus (Sorbian: ChoÅ›ebuz, archaic German: Kottbus) is a city in Brandenburg, Germany, situated around 125 km southeast of Berlin on the Spree river. ... ... ... ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...

The river gave its name to several German districts: There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ...

  • Spree-Neiße
  • Oder-Spree

Spree-Neiße is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Brandenburg, Germany. ... Oder-Spree is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Brandenburg, Germany. ...

Views of the Spree in central Berlin

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  • Panorama Spree - Panoramic view of the river in Berlin

Coordinates: 52°31′10″N, 13°21′48″E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics defines a spree killing as "killings at two or more locations with almost no time break between murders." Serial killers are different in that they have cooling off periods between attacks, while mass murderers typically stick to one location.
Thomas Hamilton Thomas Hamilton (1952-1996), Scottish spree killer at Dunblane, Scotland was 43 years old when he committed the Dunblane massacre, the spree killing of 16 small children and a teacher in a primary school, and subsequently committing suicide.
Spree killers, on the other hand, do not have a cooling off period and are in a state of constant hunting until they are caught or killed, even though their murder spree may sometimes extend to a period of several months.
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