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Wümme (About this soundGerman pronunciation ) is a river in northern Germany, in the states Lower Saxony and Bremen, marking the border between the two states for part of its course.[1] It is the main headstream of the Lesum.[2]

Wümme
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Low riverside pastures of the Wümme near Bremen. During winter these are often flooded.
Location
CountryGermany
StatesLower Saxony and Bremen
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationLüneburg Heath
 ⁃ coordinates53°07′40″N 9°53′45″E / 53.1277°N 9.8957°E / 53.1277; 9.8957
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Lesum
 ⁃ coordinates
53°10′19″N 8°44′35″E / 53.1720°N 8.7430°E / 53.1720; 8.7430Coordinates: 53°10′19″N 8°44′35″E / 53.1720°N 8.7430°E / 53.1720; 8.7430
Length121 km (75 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionLesumWeserNorth Sea

The Wümme's length is 121 kilometres (75 mi). Including the 9.9 km (6.2 mi) Lesung, that runs into the river Weser,[3] its total length is 131.2 km (81.5 mi).[4]

The river's source is on the Wulfsberg in Lüneburg Heath.[5] West of Rotenburg, it takes up the rivers Rodau and Wiedau. The Wümme from the left and the Hamme from the right combine near Wasserhorst (part of Blockland in Bremen) forming the Lesum.[2]

Towns on the river Wümme are Lauenbrück, Scheeßel, Rotenburg, Ottersberg, Fischerhude, Lilienthal and Bremen.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (17 April 2019). "Lower Saxony and Bremen border" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Google (17 April 2019). "Wümme mouth" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ Google (17 April 2019). "Lesum mouth" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ Environmental map service of Lower Saxony (Umweltkartendienst des Niedersächsischen Ministeriums für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz)
  5. ^ Google (17 April 2019). "Wümme source" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 April 2019.