Peene

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Peene
River
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Peene river near Jarmen
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Tributaries
 - left Trebel
 - right Tollense
Cities Demmin, Anklam
Lakes Malchiner See, Kummerower See
Primary source Westpeene
 - location Vollrathsruhe
 - elevation 30 m (98 ft)
Secondary source Ostpeene
 - location Schloen
 - elevation 80 m (262 ft)
Additional source Kleine Peene (Teterower Peene)
 - location Groß Wokern
 - elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Mouth Peenestrom
 - location Anklam
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - 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
Length 138.5 km (86 mi)
Basin 5,110 km2 (1,973 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 20.6 m3/s (727 cu ft/s)
Peene river, its affluents, and Peenestrom strait

The Peene (German pronunciation: [ˈpeːnə]) 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 Kommerower See, inclusively, to the mouth, the ground of the water is five feet an 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 superstitiously 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 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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