Fulda (river)

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This article is about the river in Germany. For other uses, see Fulda (disambiguation).
Altmarktbrücke Kassel.jpg
The Fulda in Kassel
Verlaufskarte Fulda.png
Course of the Fulda shown in red
Origin Rhön
50°29′40″N 9°56′42″E / 50.49444°N 9.94500°E / 50.49444; 9.94500
Mouth Weser
51°25′16″N 9°38′54″E / 51.42111°N 9.64833°E / 51.42111; 9.64833Coordinates: 51°25′16″N 9°38′54″E / 51.42111°N 9.64833°E / 51.42111; 9.64833
Basin countries Germany
Length 220.7 km (137.1 mi)
Source elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Basin area 6,932 km2 (2,676 sq mi)

The Fulda (German pronunciation: [ˈfʊlda]) is a river in Hesse, Germany. It is one of two headstreams of the Weser (the other one being the Werra). The Fulda is 220.7 kilometres (137.1 mi) long.

The river arises at Wasserkuppe in the Rhön mountains. From there it runs northeast, flanked by the Knüll mountains in the west and the Seulingswald in the east. Near Bebra it changes direction to the northwest.

After joining the Eder river it flows straight north until Kassel, then changes direction to the northeast, with the Kaufungen Forest east and the beginning of the Reinhardswald forest northwest. The north end of the river meets the Werra in Hannoversch Münden, where the Fulda and the Werra join to form the Weser river.

Cities along the Fulda include:

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