Kander (Germany)

For a similarly named river in Switzerland, see Kander (Switzerland)

The Kander is a small river flowing from the southern Black Forest westward into the Rhine.

Kander
Kander River Germany.JPG
The river as it flows through Kandern
Location
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationHochblauen, Germany
 • coordinates47°46′42″N 07°42′05″E / 47.77833°N 7.70139°E / 47.77833; 7.70139
 • elevation1,000 m (3,300 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Rhine, Germany
 • coordinates
47°37′51″N 7°34′09″E / 47.6308°N 07.5691°E / 47.6308; 07.5691Coordinates: 47°37′51″N 7°34′09″E / 47.6308°N 07.5691°E / 47.6308; 07.5691
 • elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Length30.0 km (18.6 mi)[1]
Basin size94 km2 (36 sq mi)[1]
Discharge 
 • locationRhine
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • rightLippisbach, Feuerbach, Wollbach
ProgressionRhineNorth Sea

GeographyEdit

The Kander rises at the head of the Kandertal on the Blauen in the Black Forest. Within the first 10 km of its course to Kandern, the Kander loses 650m of elevation. The stream has a total length of 30 km and a drop of 750m to its mouth on the Rhine near the community Märkt of the town Weil am Rhein.

HistoryEdit

The name Kander comes from the Celtic word kandera, meaning clear flowing.

Transport usesEdit

Due to the stream's small size it has no transportation function.

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