Vils (Danube)

The Vils is a river in Bavaria, Germany, it is a right tributary of the Danube.

Vils in Vilshofen an der Donau.jpg
Vils close to entering Danube
Physical characteristics
SourceGroße Vils
 • locationSeeon, Lengdorf, Upper Bavaria
 • coordinates48°17′12″N 12°02′25″E / 48.28667°N 12.04028°E / 48.28667; 12.04028
 • elevation502 m (1,647 ft)
2nd sourceKleine Vils
 • locationVilsheim, Lower Bavaria, Germany
 • coordinates48°26′45″N 12°06′28″E / 48.44583°N 12.10778°E / 48.44583; 12.10778
 • elevation466 m (1,529 ft)
Source confluenceGerzen
 • coordinates48°29′49″N 12°25′21″E / 48.49694°N 12.42250°E / 48.49694; 12.42250
 • elevation425.5 m (1,396 ft)
 • coordinates
48°37′58″N 13°11′31″E / 48.63278°N 13.19194°E / 48.63278; 13.19194Coordinates: 48°37′58″N 13°11′31″E / 48.63278°N 13.19194°E / 48.63278; 13.19194
 • elevation
279 m (915 ft)
Length81.7 km (50.8 mi)[1]
Basin size1,449 km2 (559 sq mi)[1]
 • average76.8 m3/s (2,710 cu ft/s)
 • maximum520 m3/s (18,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea

The Vils is formed by the confluence of its two source rivers, the Kleine Vils and the Große Vils, in Gerzen. It is 81.7 km (50.8 mi) long (127.5 km (79.2 mi) including Große Vils).[1] It flows east through a rural area with small towns, including Aham, Frontenhausen, Marklkofen, Reisbach, Eichendorf and Aldersbach. It flows into the Danube in Vilshofen.

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

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