Ohre

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Ohre
Ohre bei Calvoerde.JPG
The Ohre near Calvörde
Country Germany
Physical characteristics
Main source Lower Saxony
River mouth Elbe
52°18′40″N 11°45′55″E / 52.31111°N 11.76528°E / 52.31111; 11.76528Coordinates: 52°18′40″N 11°45′55″E / 52.31111°N 11.76528°E / 52.31111; 11.76528
Length 104.9 km (65.2 mi) [1]
Basin features
Progression ElbeNorth Sea
Basin size 1,670 km2 (640 sq mi) [1]

The Ohre is a river in northern Germany, left tributary to the Elbe. Its total length is 103 kilometres (64 mi). Its source is north of Wolfsburg, in Lower Saxony. It flows generally south-east, at first following the border of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. After Buchhorst it flows completely through Saxony-Anhalt, along the Mittellandkanal. It flows into the Elbe in Rogätz, north of Magdeburg. The towns Brome, Calvörde, Haldensleben and Wolmirstedt lie along the river. The upper course of the Ohre is in the Drömling nature reserve.

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