The Chamb (German: Chamb; Czech: Kouba) is a river in the Czech Republic and in Germany. It is a 50-kilometre (31 mi) right tributary of the Regen.

Chamb bei Arnschwang.JPG
River Chamb near Arnschwang
Physical characteristics
 • locationSouth of Kdyně, Domažlice, Plzeň Region
 • location
Regen at Cham, Oberpfalz Bavaria
 • coordinates
49°13′17″N 12°41′8″E / 49.22139°N 12.68556°E / 49.22139; 12.68556Coordinates: 49°13′17″N 12°41′8″E / 49.22139°N 12.68556°E / 49.22139; 12.68556
 • elevation
370 m (1,210 ft)
Length50.3 km (31.3 mi) [1]
Basin size418 km2 (161 sq mi) [1]
 • averagevariable
Basin features
ProgressionRegenDanubeBlack Sea

The Chamb begins south of the Czech village of Kdyně, and flows some 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) westward, crossing into Germany at an elevation of 407 metres (1,335 ft). From there it flows southwestward through Eschlkam, Furth im Wald, and Arnschwang, joining the Regen east of the city of Cham (whose name is of similar Celtic etymology).

The discharge of the Chamb is variable. The highest and lowest recorded flow rates are 60.8 m3 (2,150 cu ft) per second (July 9, 1954) and 0.36 m3 (13 cu ft) per second (June 9, 1960).

Mouth of River Chamb into Regen River close to the town Cham


  1. ^ a b Complete table of the Bavarian Waterbody Register by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (xls, 10.3 MB)