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Weeze Niers.jpg
The Niers at Weeze
Overview map
Country Germany, Netherlands
Physical characteristics
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
Length 113.1 km (70.3 mi) [1]
Basin features
Progression MeuseNorth Sea
Basin size 1,373 km2 (530 sq mi) [1]

The Niers (spoken-out like neerce) is a river in Germany and The Netherlands, a right tributary of the river Maas (Meuse). Its wellspring is near Erkelenz, south of Mönchengladbach, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).

Course and length[edit]

The Niers flows through Mönchengladbach, Viersen, Wachtendonk, Geldern and Goch before flowing into the Meuse just across the border with the Netherlands, in Gennep, Limburg (Netherlands).

Its overall length is 116 km - 108 km in Germany, 8 km in the Netherlands.

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