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River Elbe by Base of Jutland Peninsula, Denmark and Germany

55.3N 9.5E

April 29th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Denmark - April 15th, 2011

Denmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

In Germany, near the base of the peninsula, one can see the River Elbe, spilling brown sediments into the North Sea. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea.

Denmark consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and many islands. The largest islands include Funen (left) and Zealand (right), visible to the east of the peninsula.



The Weser River Between the Elbe and the Jade Estuary, Germany

53.0N 8.8E

November 15th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Germany - October 22nd, 2009

Germany - October 22nd, 2009

Flowing upwards from the bottom right, the Weser River empties into the North Sea off the coast of Germany. To its right is another rivermouth, that of the Elbe, and to its left is the Jade Estuary, a bay known as Jadebusen in German.

About 180 km² (70 mi²) in area, the Jade was largely created by storm floods during the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. During this period it was connected in the East to the river Weser. This connection was closed between 1721 and 1725 by dikes reconnecting Butjadingen to the mainland as a peninsula.

The 452 km long Weser River passes by the historic port city of Bremen before emptying into the North Sea 50 km further north at Bremerhaven, which is also a seaport. On the opposite (west) bank is the town of Nordenham at the foot of the Butjadingen Peninsula. It is the longest German river whose course lies entirely in German territory to reach the sea.

Prague and the River Vltava, Czech Republic

50.0N 14.4E

July 19th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Prague, Czech Republic - July 10th, 2009

Prague, Czech Republic - July 10th, 2009

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Prague is situated along the River Vltava in the center of the Bohemian basin and spread over nine hills. In this orthorectified image, the path of the river is clearly seen, particularly where it bisects the white color of the city.

The Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic, with a length of 430 km a drainage area of about 28,090 km2. It runs north from its source in Šumava, through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, and Prague, and merges with the River Elbe at Mělník.

The Mouth of the River Elbe, Germany – May 18th, 2009

53.8N 8.6E

May 18th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Mouth of River Elbe, Germany - May 12th, 2009

Mouth of River Elbe, Germany - May 12th, 2009

The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe, with a total length of 1,094 kilometres (680 mi). It originates in the Krkonose Mountains of northwestern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia (Czech Republic), then Germany.

Shortly after crossing the Czech-German frontier, and passing through the sandstone defiles of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the stream assumes a north-westerly direction, which on the whole it preserves right to the North Sea.

The river rolls through Dresden and finally, beyond Meißen, enters on its long journey across the North German Plain passing along the former border of East Germany.

Along its course, it takes on the waters of the Mulde and Saale from the west, and those of the Schwarze Elster, Havel and Elde from the east.

It finally flows into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, close to Hamburg. Its mouth is visible here, discharging dark brown sediments  into the sea.