Niers

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Niers
Weeze Niers.jpg
The Niers at Weeze
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Overview map
Country Germany, Netherlands
Basin features
Main source Lower Rhine region
±75 m (246 ft)
51°04′49″N 6°23′31″E / 51.08028°N 6.39194°E / 51.08028; 6.39194
River mouth Maas
51°42′50″N 5°56′51″E / 51.71389°N 5.94750°E / 51.71389; 5.94750Coordinates: 51°42′50″N 5°56′51″E / 51.71389°N 5.94750°E / 51.71389; 5.94750
Basin size 1,348 km2 (520 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 116 km (72 mi)

The Niers (spoken-out like neerce) is a river in Germany and the Netherlands, right off-brook to the river Maas. Its wellspring is near Erkelenz, south of Mönchengladbach, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). The Niers flows through Mönchengladbach, Viersen, Wachtendonk, Geldern and Goch before flowing into the Maas just across the border with the Netherlands, in Gennep. Its overall length is 116 km - 108 km in Germany, 8 km in the Netherlands.

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