Ihme (in its upper course: Wennigser Mühlbach) is a river of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Leine.

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The Ihme near the southern city boundary of Hanover
StateLower Saxony
LocationHanover Region
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationnear Wennigsen
 ⁃ elevation70 m above sea level (NN)
 ⁃ location
In Hanover into the Leine
 ⁃ coordinates
52°22′38″N 9°42′45″E / 52.3771°N 9.71245°E / 52.3771; 9.71245Coordinates: 52°22′38″N 9°42′45″E / 52.3771°N 9.71245°E / 52.3771; 9.71245
 ⁃ elevation
50 m above sea level (NN)
Length26.2 km (16.3 mi) [1]
Basin size111 km2 (43 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionLeineAllerWeserNorth Sea
 ⁃ leftHirtenbach, Schneller Graben
 ⁃ rightSeniebach
NavigableSchneller Graben to Leine
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The confluence of the Ihme with the Leine (Leine from the right)
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Ihme in a flood ditch in Hanover, taking floodwater to the Leine. Right: flooded cycle path

The Ihme is 26-kilometre (16 mi) long. Its source is in the village Evestorf [de], a district of Wennigsen. After about 6 kilometres (4 mi), the Ihme reaches the city of Hanover, where it flows into the Leine. In order to protect the city center of Hanover from flooding, much of the water of the Leine is rerouted by a ditch into the Ihme. A bridge over the Ihme is named in memory of Benno Ohnesorg.

The Ihme gives its name to the village Ihme, that forms together with Roloven the district Ihme-Roloven [de; fr] of Ronnenberg.

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