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Ilmenau is a river south of Hamburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany

Ilmenau
Ilmenau bei Uelzen.jpg
The Ilmenau near Uelzen
Location
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
Reference no.DE: 594
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationsource: confluence of the Gerdau and Stederau in Veerßen [de] (a district of Uelzen)
 ⁃ coordinates52°56′52″N 10°33′13″E / 52.947639°N 10.5536806°E / 52.947639; 10.5536806Coordinates: 52°56′52″N 10°33′13″E / 52.947639°N 10.5536806°E / 52.947639; 10.5536806
 ⁃ elevation35 m above sea level (NN) 
(Gerdau 70 m above NN, Stederau 66 m above NN)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
near Hoopte [ca; de] (a district of Winsen (Luhe)), into the Elbe
 ⁃ coordinates
53°23′44″N 10°10′25″E / 53.395417°N 10.17361°E / 53.395417; 10.17361
 ⁃ elevation
2 m above sea level (NN)
Length121.5 km (75.5 mi) [1]
Basin size2,850 km2 (1,100 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 ⁃ average17.7 m3/s (630 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionElbeNorth Sea
Landmarks
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftBienenbütteler Mühlenbach, Barnstedt Melbecker Bach, Hasenburger Mühlenbach, Luhe
 ⁃ rightWipperau, Röbbelbach, Wohbeck, Vierenbach, Dieksbach, Neetze Canal, Neetze, Ilau-Schneegraben
Navigable28.84 km (17.92 mi)

The Ilmenau originates in the Lüneburg Heath, south of Uelzen, as confluence of the rivers Gerdau and Stederau in Veerßen [de], a district of Uelzen. It is a left tributary of the Elbe near Winsen (Luhe).

The Ilmenau is 121 kilometres (75 mi) long, including its source river Stederau. The largest towns along the Ilmenau are Uelzen and Lüneburg. The city Ilmenau in Thuringia is not along the river Ilmenau but along the river Ilm. Even though this waterway is hardly used, yet it is used for some other important works like boating license essential, etc.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Environmental map service of Lower Saxony (Umweltkartendienst des Niedersächsischen Ministeriums für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz)
  2. ^ Co, Kurt.Frey &. "Ilmenau River / Illmenau Canal | Germany | european-waterways.eu: Description of waters, Facilities, Travel Information". www.european-waterways.eu. Retrieved 2016-12-03.