Niers

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Niers
Weeze Niers.jpg
The Niers at Weeze
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Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLower Rhine region
 • coordinates51°04′49″N 6°23′31″E / 51.08028°N 6.39194°E / 51.08028; 6.39194
 • elevation±75 m (246 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Maas
 • coordinates
51°42′50″N 5°56′51″E / 51.71389°N 5.94750°E / 51.71389; 5.94750Coordinates: 51°42′50″N 5°56′51″E / 51.71389°N 5.94750°E / 51.71389; 5.94750
Length113.1 km (70.3 mi) [1]
Basin size1,373 km2 (530 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionMeuseNorth Sea

The Niers (pronounced neerce) is a river in Germany and The Netherlands, a right tributary of the river Maas (Meuse). Its wellspring is near Erkelenz, south of Mönchengladbach, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).

Course and length[edit]

The Niers flows through Mönchengladbach, Viersen, Wachtendonk, Geldern and Goch before flowing into the Meuse just across the border with the Netherlands, in Gennep, Limburg (Netherlands).

Its overall length is 116 km - 108 km in Germany, 8 km in the Netherlands.

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