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
Basin
Main source Swabian Alb
Source elevation 519 m
River mouth Neckar
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
Country Germany
Physiognomy
Length 189 km

The Jagst (German pronunciation: [ˈjakst]) is a right tributary of the Neckar in northern Baden-Württemberg. It is 189 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.