Moder (river)

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Moder
Pfaelzerwaldkarte Flussgebiete Moder.png
Map of the Moder's drainage basin
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationModerfeld
 - coordinates48°53′44″N 07°18′58″E / 48.89556°N 7.31611°E / 48.89556; 7.31611
 - elevation330 m (1,080 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
Rhine
 - coordinates
48°50′13″N 08°06′12″E / 48.83694°N 8.10333°E / 48.83694; 8.10333Coordinates: 48°50′13″N 08°06′12″E / 48.83694°N 8.10333°E / 48.83694; 8.10333
 - elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Length93 km (58 mi)
Basin size1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average16.6 m3/s (590 cu ft/s)
The Moder at Haguenau

The Moder (French: la Moder, German: die Moder) is a 93-kilometre (58 mi) long river in northeastern France; it begins in Zittersheim and ends at the river Rhine.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the river comes from Matrae—the Gallic river goddess.

Course[edit]

Its source of the Moder is near the hamlet Moderfeld, in the commune of Zittersheim. It joins the Rhine near the Iffezheim Lock, in Germany. The four primary tributaries of the Moder are the Zinsel du Nord River, Zorn River, Rothbach Stream, and Soultzbach Stream.

The river passes through the following communes:

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