Nied

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For the district of Frankfurt, see Nied (Frankfurt am Main).
Nied
Nied à Bouzonville.jpg
The Nied at Bouzonville.
Origin Lorraine
Mouth Saar
49°23′39″N 6°39′58″E / 49.39417°N 6.66611°E / 49.39417; 6.66611 (Saar-Nied)Coordinates: 49°23′39″N 6°39′58″E / 49.39417°N 6.66611°E / 49.39417; 6.66611 (Saar-Nied)
Basin countries France, Germany
Length 114 km (71 mi)
Avg. discharge 13 m3/s (460 cu ft/s)
Basin area 1,370 km2 (530 sq mi)

The Nied is a river in Lorraine, France, and Saarland, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Saar. It is formed where two streams converge: the Nied allemande ("German Nied") and the Nied française ("French Nied"), which join in Condé-Northen.

The "Nied française" is the bigger of the two, with a length of 59 kilometres (37 mi), and its source is near Morhange. Another town on the "Nied française" is Pange. The other stream, the "Nied allemande" is 57 kilometres (35 mi) long, with its source in Seingbouse, east of Saint-Avold. Another town on the Nied allemande is Faulquemont.

The Nied itself is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long, of which 16 kilometres (10 mi) are in Germany. It flows through Bouzonville, and joins the Saar in Rehlingen-Siersburg.

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