The Mindel (German: [ˈmɪndl] (About this soundlisten)) is a river in Bavaria, southern Germany. The Mindel originates west of Kaufbeuren, in the Allgäu region, and flows generally north. It flows into the Danube (right tributary) in Gundremmingen, east of Günzburg. The towns Mindelheim, Burgau and Thannhausen lie along the Mindel.

Mindel
Staudamm Dirlewang 1.jpg
Location
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
RegionSwabia
Reference no.DE: 116
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationat the Mindelmühle near Ronsberg
 • coordinates47°53′53″N 10°26′24″E / 47.897972°N 10.44°E / 47.897972; 10.44Coordinates: 47°53′53″N 10°26′24″E / 47.897972°N 10.44°E / 47.897972; 10.44
 • elevationca. 760 m
Mouth 
 • location
near Gundremmingen into the Danube
 • coordinates
48°30′26″N 10°23′14″E / 48.50722°N 10.38722°E / 48.50722; 10.38722
 • elevation
ca. 430 m
Length80.7 km (50.1 mi) [1]
Basin size962 km2 (371 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 • average10 m³/s
 • maximumAverage high: 65 m³/s
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea
Landmarks
Tributaries 
 • leftKammel
 • rightFlossach

The Mindel gave its name to the Mindel glaciation in the Alps.

ReferencesEdit

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