The Nied (German pronunciation: [nit]; French pronunciation: [nje]) is a river in Lorraine, France, and Saarland, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Saar. It is formed where two streams converge: the Nied allemande ("German Nied") and the Nied française ("French Nied"), which join in Condé-Northen.
The Nied at Bouzonville
|Countries||France and Germany|
|Length||114 km (71 mi)|
|Basin size||1,370 km2 (530 sq mi)|
|• average||13 m3/s (460 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Saar→ Moselle→ Rhine→ North Sea|
The "Nied française" is the bigger of the two, with a length of 59 kilometres (37 mi), and its source is near Morhange. Another town on the "Nied française" is Pange. The other stream, the "Nied allemande" is 58 kilometres (36 mi) long, with its source in Seingbouse, east of Saint-Avold. Another town on the Nied allemande is Faulquemont.
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