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Karte Elde.png
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationMecklenburg-Vorpommern
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
53°6′38″N 11°25′11″E / 53.11056°N 11.41972°E / 53.11056; 11.41972Coordinates: 53°6′38″N 11°25′11″E / 53.11056°N 11.41972°E / 53.11056; 11.41972
Length220 km (140 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionLöcknitzElbeNorth Sea

The Elde (German pronunciation: [ˈɛldə]) is a river in northern Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and a few km in Brandenburg), a right tributary of the Löcknitz. Its total length is 220 kilometres (140 mi). The Elde originates near Altenhof, south of Malchow. It first flows southeast towards the southern end of Lake Müritz, which it enters at Vipperow. It flows out of the Müritz at its northern end, near Waren. It turns west, and flows through a series of small lakes, and along the town of Malchow, until the Plauer See. It flows out of the Plauer See at Plau am See, and continues west and southwest through Lübz, Parchim, Neustadt-Glewe and Grabow. The Elde flows into the Löcknitz (itself a tributary of the Elbe) in Eldenburg, part of Lenzen (Elbe). Most of its length, 180 kilometres (110 mi), is navigable.