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The Elbe (Czech: Aboot this soondLabe ; German: Elbe; Law German: Elv) is ane o the major rivers o Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Muntains o the northren Czech Republic afore traversin much o Bohemie (Czech Republic), then Germany an flowin intae the North Sea at Cuxhaven, 110 km (68 mi) northwest o Hamburg. Its tot length is 1,094 kilometres (680 mi).[1]

Elbe
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The Elbe (Labe) near Děčín, Czech Republic
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The Elbe drainage basin
Ither name(s) Czech: Labe, German: Elbe, Law German: Ilv or Elv
Basin
Main source Bílé Labe
Krkonoše, Czech Republic
1,386 m (4,547 ft)
50°46′32.59″N 15°32′10.14″E / 50.7757194°N 15.5361500°E / 50.7757194; 15.5361500
River mooth North Sea
Germany
0 m (0 ft)
53°55′20″N 8°43′20″E / 53.92222°N 8.72222°E / 53.92222; 8.72222Coordinates: 53°55′20″N 8°43′20″E / 53.92222°N 8.72222°E / 53.92222; 8.72222
Basin size 148,268 km2 (57,247 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Lenth 1,094 km (680 mi)
Dischairge
  • Location:
    mooth
  • Minimum rate:
    493 m3/s (17,400 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    870 m3/s (31,000 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    1,232 m3/s (43,500 cu ft/s)
Dischairge
(location 2)
  • Average rate:
    303 m3/s (10,700 cu ft/s)
Features
Tributaries

The Elbe's major tributaries include the Vltava, Saale, Havel, Mulde, Schwarze Elster, an Ohře rivers.[1]

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elbe River basin". International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River. Retrieved 2009-02-04.