Vils (Danube)

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For other rivers with the same name see Vils (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 48°37′58″N 13°11′31″E / 48.63278°N 13.19194°E / 48.63278; 13.19194
Vils
River
Vils in Vilshofen an der Donau.jpg
Vils close to entering Danube
Country Germany
Cities Schalkham, Gerzen, Aham, Frontenhausen, Marklkofen, Reisbach (Vils), Eichendorf, Aldersbach, Vilshofen
Elevation 425.5 m (1,396 ft)
Primary source Große Vils
 - location Seeon, Lengdorf, Upper Bavaria
 - elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
 - length 41.32 km (26 mi)
 - coordinates 48°17′12″N 12°02′25″E / 48.28667°N 12.04028°E / 48.28667; 12.04028
Secondary source Kleine Vils
 - location Vilsheim, Lower Bavaria, Germany
 - elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
 - length 25.39 km (16 mi)
 - coordinates 48°26′45″N 12°06′28″E / 48.44583°N 12.10778°E / 48.44583; 12.10778
Source confluence Gerzen
 - elevation 425.5 m (1,396 ft)
 - coordinates 48°29′49″N 12°25′21″E / 48.49694°N 12.42250°E / 48.49694; 12.42250
Mouth Danube
 - elevation 279 m (915 ft)
 - coordinates 48°37′58″N 13°11′31″E / 48.63278°N 13.19194°E / 48.63278; 13.19194
Length 62.68 km (39 mi)
Basin 1,445 km2 (558 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 76.8 m3/s (2,712 cu ft/s)
 - max 520 m3/s (18,364 cu ft/s)

The Vils is a river in Bavaria, Germany, right tributary of the Danube. It is formed by the confluence of its two source rivers, the Kleine Vils and the Große Vils, in Gerzen. It is 68.62 km long (104 km including Große Vils). It flows east through a rural area with small towns, including Aham, Frontenhausen, Marklkofen, Reisbach, Eichendorf and Aldersbach. It flows into the Danube in Vilshofen.