Elbe

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Coordinates: 53°55′20″N 8°43′20″E / 53.92222°N 8.72222°E / 53.92222; 8.72222
Elbe
Czech: Labe, German: Elbe, Law German: Ilv or Elv
River
The Elbe (Labe) near Děčín, Czech Republic
Kintras Czech Republic, Germany
Regions Hradec Králové, Pardubice,
Central Bohemia, Ústí nad Labem,

Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt,

Brandenburg, Lawer Saxony,

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,

Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Tributaries
 - left Vltava, Ohře, Mulde, Saale, Ohre, Ilmenau, Luhe, Oste
 - right Jizera, Schwarze Elster, Havel, Elde, Bille, Alster
Cities Pardubice, Ústí nad Labem, Dresden, Meißen, Wittenberg, Dessau, Magdeburg, Hamburg, Stade, Cuxhaven
Source Bílé Labe
 - location Krkonoše, Czech Republic
 - elevation 1,386 m (4,547 ft)
 - coordinates 50°46′32.59″N 15°32′10.14″E / 50.7757194°N 15.5361500°E / 50.7757194; 15.5361500
Mouth North Sea
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 53°55′20″N 8°43′20″E / 53.92222°N 8.72222°E / 53.92222; 8.72222
Length 1,091 km (678 mi)
Basin 148,268 km2 (57,247 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 711 m3/s (25,109 cu ft/s)
 - max 1,232 m3/s (43,508 cu ft/s)
 - min 493 m3/s (17,410 cu ft/s)
Discharge elsewhere (average)
 - Děčín 303 m3/s (10,700 cu ft/s)
The Elbe wattershed
Tributaries o the Elbe

The Elbe (Czech: Aboot this soond Labe ; 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]

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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