Saalbach (river)

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Saalbach
The Saalbach in the town of Bruchsal.
The Saalbach in the town of Bruchsal.
Physical characteristics
Main source 165 m (541 ft)
49°2′4″N 8°42′31″E / 49.03444°N 8.70861°E / 49.03444; 8.70861 (Saalbach source)
River mouth 95 m (312 ft)
49°16′17″N 8°27′5″E / 49.27139°N 8.45139°E / 49.27139; 8.45139 (Saalbach mouth)Coordinates: 49°16′17″N 8°27′5″E / 49.27139°N 8.45139°E / 49.27139; 8.45139 (Saalbach mouth)
Length 50.7 km (31.5 mi) [1]
Basin features
Progression RhineNorth Sea
Basin size 265 km2 (102 sq mi) [1]

The Saalbach is a 51 km long (including its source river Weißach) right tributary of the Rhine River running through the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The river source is in the Kraichgau region near the city of Bretten, formed by the confluence of the Weißach and Salzach Rivers. It then flows through Gondelsheim to the northwest, then through Bruchsal and Dettenheim. It then turns north through Philippsburg before emptying into the Rhine.

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