Elsava

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Elsava
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Elsava near Elsenfeld
Location
CountryGermany
LocationBavaria
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationElsavaquelle northeast of Hessenthal
 ⁃ coordinates49°55′46.26″N 09°19′02.29″E / 49.9295167°N 9.3173028°E / 49.9295167; 9.3173028
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Main, Elsenfeld
 ⁃ coordinates
49°50′40″N 9°09′16″E / 49.8444°N 9.1544°E / 49.8444; 9.1544Coordinates: 49°50′40″N 9°09′16″E / 49.8444°N 9.1544°E / 49.8444; 9.1544
Length27.3 km (17.0 mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionMainRhineNorth Sea

Elsava is a 27 km long right tributary of the Main in the administrative districts Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg in the Bavarian Spessart. It flows into the river Main in Elsenfeld. The short section upstream from Hessenthal [de] to Mespelbrunn is called Kaltenbach.

Name[edit]

The original name Elsapha is descended from the Old High German word Els for alder and the Indogermanic word Ap what meant water. As an explanation "watercourse surrounded by alders" arises from it. The river gave the municipality Elsenfeld the name. The river Aschaff flowing nearby (from Ascapha meaning "ash water") has also the same name origin.

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References[edit]

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