Kander (Germany)

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Coordinates: 47°36′30″N 07°37′00″E / 47.60833°N 7.61667°E / 47.60833; 7.61667
Kander
River
Kander River Germany.JPG
The river as it flows through Kandern
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Tributaries
 - right Lippisbach, Feuerbach, Wollbach
Source
 - location Hochblauen, Germany
 - elevation 1,000 m (3,281 ft)
 - coordinates 47°46′42″N 07°42′05″E / 47.77833°N 7.70139°E / 47.77833; 7.70139
Mouth
 - location Rhine River, Germany
 - elevation 250 m (820 ft)
 - coordinates 47°36′30″N 07°37′00″E / 47.60833°N 7.61667°E / 47.60833; 7.61667
Length 22 km (14 mi)

The Kander is a small river flowing from the southern Black Forest westward into the Rhine River

Geography[edit]

The Kander rises at the head of the Kandertal on the Blauen in the Black Forest. Within the first 10 km of its course to Kandern, the Kander loses 650m of elevation. The stream has a total length of 22 km and a drop of 750m to its mouth on the Rhine near the town of Märkt

History[edit]

The name Kander comes from the Celtic word kandera, meaning clear flowing.

Transportation uses[edit]

Due to the stream's small size it has no transportation function.

External links[edit]

This article incorporates information from the revision as of March 5, 2007 of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.