Modau

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Modau
The Modau running through the town of Ober-Ramstadt.
The Modau running through the town of Ober-Ramstadt.
Basin features
Main source 491 m (1,611 ft)
49°43′56.7″N 8°46′12.4″E / 49.732417°N 8.770111°E / 49.732417; 8.770111 (Modau source)
River mouth 84 m (276 ft)
49°48′50″N 8°27′52″E / 49.81389°N 8.46444°E / 49.81389; 8.46444 (Modau mouth)Coordinates: 49°48′50″N 8°27′52″E / 49.81389°N 8.46444°E / 49.81389; 8.46444 (Modau mouth)
Progression RhineNorth Sea
River system Rhine
Basin size 34.6 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 44 km (27 mi)

The Modau is a 44 km long right tributary of the Rhine River running through the German state of Hesse. Historically, there have been many watermills on the river and its tributaries, giving rise to the name Mühltal ("Mill Valley"), a district through which the river flows.