Biela (river)

The Biela (German name) or Bělá or Ostrovská Bělá (Czech names) is a river in eastern Germany and northern Czech Republic, a left tributary of the Elbe. The source is near Ostrov hamlet in the municipality of Tisá, in the Bohemian Switzerland, northwest of Děčín. After a few km it crosses into Saxony (and the Saxon Switzerland). The town Königstein is located at the confluence of the Biela with the Elbe.

Biela
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Location
Countries
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationBohemian Switzerland
 • elevation520 m (1,710 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Elbe
 • coordinates
50°55′10″N 14°04′27″E / 50.9194°N 14.0743°E / 50.9194; 14.0743Coordinates: 50°55′10″N 14°04′27″E / 50.9194°N 14.0743°E / 50.9194; 14.0743
Length18 km (11 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionElbeNorth Sea

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