Amper

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Amper
Amper I.jpg
The Amper south of Fürstenfeldbruck
Location
CountryGermany
LocationBavaria, Germany
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationNorthern Limestone Alps
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Isar
 ⁃ coordinates
48°30′1″N 11°57′24″E / 48.50028°N 11.95667°E / 48.50028; 11.95667Coordinates: 48°30′1″N 11°57′24″E / 48.50028°N 11.95667°E / 48.50028; 11.95667
Length190 km (120 mi)
Basin size3,248 km2 (1,254 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 ⁃ average±45 m3/s (1,600 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionIsarDanubeBlack Sea

The Amper, called the Ammer upstream of the Ammersee, through which it runs, is the largest tributary of the Isar in southern Bavaria, Germany. It flows generally north-eastward, reaching the Isar in Moosburg, about 190 kilometres (120 mi) from its source in the Ammergau Alps, with a flow of 45 m³/s. Including its tributary, Linder, it is 209.5 km (130.2 mi) long.[1] Major tributaries are the Glonn, which springs near Augsburg; the Würm, which is the outflow of Lake Starnberg; and the Maisach.

The Ammer/Amper system within the Isar basin

The Ammer starts just south of the village of Oberammergau. Riverside cities include Fürstenfeldbruck, Dachau and Moosburg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Complete table of the Bavarian Waterbody Register by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (xls, 10.3 MB)

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