The Vechte near Schüttorf, Germany.
|⁃ location||at the foot of the Bertmaring Farm, Oberdarfeld, Westphalia|
|⁃ elevation||110 m (360 ft)|
|Length||181.7 km (112.9 mi)|
|Basin size||5,740 km2 (2,220 sq mi)|
|Progression||Zwarte Water→ IJsselmeer|
The Vechte (German pronunciation: [ˈfɛçtə]) (in German and in Low Saxon) or Vecht (in Dutch) (Dutch pronunciation: [vɛxt]), often called Overijsselse Vecht (Dutch pronunciation: [oːvərˈɛi̯səlsə ˈvɛxt]) in the Netherlands to avoid confusion with its Utrecht counterpart, is a river in Germany and the Netherlands. Its total length is 182 km (113 mi), of which 107 km (66 mi) are on German soil.
The Vechte originates in Oberdarfeld in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia near the city of Coesfeld and flows north into the state of Lower Saxony, past the towns of Nordhorn and Emlichheim, across the border and then westwards into the Dutch province of Overijssel (hence its alternate Dutch designation). There, it flows through the north part of the Salland region past Hardenberg and Ommen, taking in the water of the Regge stream along the way.
- List of rivers of the Netherlands
- List of rivers of Lower Saxony
- List of rivers of North Rhine-Westphalia
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