Rienz

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Rienz
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The Rienz river, near St. Lorenzen
Origin Sexten Dolomites
Mouth Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Basin countries Italy
Length approx. 80 km (50 mi)
Source elevation 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Basin area 2,143 km2 (827 sq mi)

The Rienz (Italian: Rienza, German: Rienz) is a river in South Tyrol, Italy. Its source is located at 2,180 m of altitude, in the Dolomites mountains, south of Toblach: near Toblach it enters in the Puster Valley, and, after 90 km (56 mi), it meets the Eisack river in the city of Brixen, at 550 m of altitude.

The Rienz flows through the following municipalities (source to mouth): Toblach, Niederdorf, Welsberg-Taisten, Olang, Rasen-Antholz, Bruneck, St. Lorenzen, Kiens, Vintl, Mühlbach, Rodeneck and Brixen.

The most significant affluents are:

The maximum discharge of the Rienz is around 60 m³/s.

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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Rienz at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 46°38′03″N 12°17′55″E / 46.63417°N 12.29861°E / 46.63417; 12.29861