Fils (river)

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Fils
Fils Hasental-Plochingen-Landsat7 WW texted.jpg
Country Germany
Physical characteristics
Main source Swabian Alb
River mouth Neckar
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
Length 62.9 km (39.1 mi) [1]
Basin features
Progression NeckarRhineNorth Sea
Basin size 699 km2 (270 sq mi) [1]
Tributaries

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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