Moder (river)

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Pfaelzerwaldkarte Flussgebiete Moder.png
Map of the Moder's drainage basin
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Moderfeld
330 m (1,080 ft)
48°53′44″N 07°18′58″E / 48.89556°N 7.31611°E / 48.89556; 7.31611
River mouth Rhine
115 m (377 ft)
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
Length 93 km (58 mi)
  • Average rate:
    16.6 m3/s (590 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
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.


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


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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