Wörpe

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Wörpe
Wörpe-Lilienthal.jpg
Location
CountryGermany
LocationLower Saxony
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 - location
Wümme
 - coordinates
53°08′04″N 8°53′51″E / 53.13444°N 8.89750°E / 53.13444; 8.89750Coordinates: 53°08′04″N 8°53′51″E / 53.13444°N 8.89750°E / 53.13444; 8.89750
Length29.4 km (18.3 mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionWümmeLesumWeserNorth Sea

The Wörpe is a river in the northern part of the state of Lower Saxony in Germany.

The source of the Wörpe is near Steinfeld about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of Zeven. From there the Wörpe flows through Wilstedt and Grasberg before finally discharging into the Wümme near Lilienthal. The course of the Wörpe was artificially changed in the past. Originally it ran through the Truper Blänken and entered the Wümme near Hof Gehrden. It was first re-routed between 1826 and 1864 in order to improve the passage of peat barges.

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