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Summary

The Rhine (; ; ; ; ) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Franco-German border, then flows through Germany and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands. It is the twelfth longest river in Europe, at about , with an average discharge .

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The course of the Rhine can be divided into:

  • Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) itself
  • the High Rhine, from Lake Constance to Basel
  • the Middle Rhine, from Bingen am Rhein to Bonn
  • the Lower Rhine, from Bonn to the North Sea

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  • WikipediaRhine online water guide and mapBibliography on Water Resources and International LawThe *rei– rootBritain's drowned landscapes

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