Fils (river)

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Fils
Fils Hasental-Plochingen-Landsat7 WW texted.jpg
Location
CountryGermany
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationSwabian Alb
Mouth 
 - location
Neckar
 - coordinates
48°42′23″N 9°25′13″E / 48.70639°N 9.42028°E / 48.70639; 9.42028Coordinates: 48°42′23″N 9°25′13″E / 48.70639°N 9.42028°E / 48.70639; 9.42028
Length62.9 km (39.1 mi) [1]
Basin size699 km2 (270 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionNeckarRhineNorth Sea
Tributaries 
 - rightEyb, Lauter

The Fils is a 63 km long river in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, a right tributary of the Neckar.

Its source is in the Swabian Alb hills near Wiesensteig. It flows through Geislingen (Steige) and Göppingen to join the Neckar in Plochingen, east of Stuttgart. Due to the contribution of the Fils, the Neckar is navigable from there.

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