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Peene river near Jarmen
Peene river, its affluents, and Peenestrom strait
CitiesDemmin, Anklam
Physical characteristics
 - locationVollrathsruhe
 - elevation30 m (98 ft)
2nd sourceOstpeene
 - locationSchloen
 - elevation80 m (260 ft)
3rd sourceKleine Peene (Teterower Peene)
 - locationGroß Wokern
 - elevation85 m (279 ft)
 - location
 - coordinates
53°51′46″N 13°48′52″E / 53.86278°N 13.81444°E / 53.86278; 13.81444Coordinates: 53°51′46″N 13°48′52″E / 53.86278°N 13.81444°E / 53.86278; 13.81444
 - elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length138.5 km (86.1 mi)
Basin size5,110 km2 (1,970 sq mi)
 - average20.6 m3/s (730 cu ft/s)
Basin features
 - leftTrebel
 - rightTollense

The Peene (German: [ˈpeːnə] (About this soundlisten)) is a river in Germany. The Westpeene, with Ostpeene as its longer tributary, and Kleine Peene/Teterower Peene (with a Peene without specification as its smaller and shorter affluent) flow into Kummerower See (Lake Kummerow), and from there as Peene proper to Anklam and into the Oder Lagoon.

From Kummerower See, inclusively, to the mouth, the ground of the water is five feet and more below sea level. This makes water level and flows liable to the water level of Baltic Sea and Oder, including reverse flows.

The Peene Valley is one of the largest contiguous fen regions in central Europe.[1] Thanks to its wilderness and intact nature, the river Peene and its valley is sometimes grandiloquently referred to as "the Amazon of the North".[2]

The western branch of the Oder River, which separates the island of Usedom from the German mainland, is often also called Peene, but actually is considered a part of the Baltic Sea called the Peenestrom. It is one of three channels connecting the Oder Lagoon with the Bay of Pomerania of the Baltic Sea. (The other channels are the Świna and the Dziwna.)

Major towns at the Peene river are Malchin, Teterow, Demmin and Anklam.

Wolgast is on Peenestrom strait.


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