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Daten zum Rhein

Daten zum Rhein
"The Rhine is the river that everyone talks about and that no one studies, that all the world visits and nobody knows," the writer Victor Hugo once said.


In fact, only the length of the Rhine causes confusion: At the source of the Vorderrhein at Lake Toma, the length is estimated at 1328 kilometers. However, this is a "number turner". 1238 kilometers would be correct – with the Rhine having over 100 different source streams.

But some more data? The length of the navigable route from Basel is 883 kilometres. The catchment area covers 185,300 square kilometres, which corresponds to about 4.5 times the area of Switzerland. Around 60 million people live in the catchment area. Important tributaries are the Aare, Neckar, Main, Moselle and Meuse.


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