Werre

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Werre
Elsemündung.JPG
Confluence of the rivers Else and Werre (right).
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Eggegebirge
51°54′38″N 8°59′31″E / 51.91056°N 8.99194°E / 51.91056; 8.99194
River mouth Weser
52°13′16″N 8°49′40″E / 52.22111°N 8.82778°E / 52.22111; 8.82778Coordinates: 52°13′16″N 8°49′40″E / 52.22111°N 8.82778°E / 52.22111; 8.82778
Basin size 1,482 km2 (572 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 71.9 km (44.7 mi)

The Werre is a river in the Detmold region (Regierungsbezirk) of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, left tributary of the Weser. Its source is near Horn-Bad Meinberg. The Werre flows generally north through the towns Detmold, Lage, Bad Salzuflen, Herford and Löhne. It flows into the Weser close to Bad Oeynhausen. The total length of the Werre is 71.9 km. It crosses the districts of Lippe, Herford and Minden-Lübbecke.