Kiel Canal

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Nord-Ostsee-Kanal
Map of the Kiel Canal.png
Current map o Kiel Canal in Schleswig-Holstein
Specifications
Lenth 61 miles (98 km)
History
Construction began 1887
Date completit 1895 (1895)
Date extendit 1907–14
Geografie
Stairt pynt Brunsbüttel (North Sea)
End pynt Kiel (Easter Seas)
Locks at Brunsbüttel connectin the canal tae the River Elbe estuar, an thence tae the North Sea

The Kiel Canal (German: Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, leeterally "North-[tae]-Easter Sea canal", umwhile kent as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal) is a 98-kilometre (61 mi) lang freshwatter canal in the German state o Schleswig-Holstein. The canal wis feenished in 1895, but later widened, an links the North Sea at Brunsbüttel tae the Easter Seas at Kiel-Holtenau. A average o 250 nautical miles (460 km) is savit bi uisin the Kiel Canal insteid o goin aroond the Jutland Peninsula. This no anerly saves time but an aw avoids stuirm-prone seas an haein tae pass throu the Øresund straits.

Besides its twa sea entrances, the Kiel Canal is linkit, at Oldenbüttel, tae the navigable River Eider bi the short Gieselau Canal.[1]

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  1. Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. ISBN 0-85288-283-1. 

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Coordinates: 53°53′N 9°08′E / 53.883°N 9.133°E / 53.883; 9.133