Jagst

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Jagst
Jagsttal - Brücke bei der Heinzenmühle.jpg
The Jagst at the wooden bridge near the former "Heinzenmühle" (Heinzen-mill) between Crailsheim and Kirchberg
Location
CountryGermany
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationSwabian Alb
 - elevation519 m (1,703 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
Neckar
 - coordinates
49°14′1″N 9°10′43″E / 49.23361°N 9.17861°E / 49.23361; 9.17861Coordinates: 49°14′1″N 9°10′43″E / 49.23361°N 9.17861°E / 49.23361; 9.17861
Length190.0 km (118.1 mi) [1]
Basin size1,838 km2 (710 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 - average18.6 m3/s (660 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionNeckarRhineNorth Sea

The Jagst (German pronunciation: [ˈjakst]) is a right tributary of the Neckar in northern Baden-Württemberg. It is 190 km long. Its source is in the hills east of Ellwangen, close to the Bavarian border. It winds through the towns Ellwangen, Crailsheim, Kirchberg an der Jagst, Langenburg, Krautheim, Möckmühl and Neudenau. Near Bad Wimpfen the Jagst flows into the Neckar, a few km downstream from the mouth of the river Kocher, that flows more or less parallel to the Jagst.

To the south of the river is the Harthausen Forest.

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