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Pleiße

Pleiße
Pleiße in Markkleeberg.jpg
The Pleiße in Markkleeberg, near Leipzig
Location
CountryGermany
StatesSaxony, Thuringia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationDrei-Linden-Brunnen (formerly Alboldsbrunnen) in Ebersbrunn near Zwickau
 - coordinates50°38′51″N 12°25′31″E / 50.64750°N 12.42528°E / 50.64750; 12.42528
 - elevation443 m
Mouth 
 - location
White Elster (Elster flood plain) in Leipzig
 - coordinates
51°19′21″N 12°21′27″E / 51.32250°N 12.35750°E / 51.32250; 12.35750
 - elevation
103 m
Length90 km
Basin size1,876 km2 (724 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionWhite ElsterSaaleElbeNorth Sea
Landmarks
Tributaries 
 - leftKoberbach, Sprotte
 - rightParadiesbach, Wyhra, Gösel
Inland portsnone
Navigableno

The Pleiße is a river of Saxony and Thuringia, Germany.

The Pleiße has its source southwest of Zwickau at Ebersbrunn, then flows through Werdau, Crimmitschau, Altenburg, and other towns and villages in Saxony and Thuringia, before flowing from the right into the White Elster in Leipzig.

The river originally had a natural length of 115 km (71 mi); however, south of Leipzig, it has been straightened, which shortened it to around 90 km (56 mi).

See also

Notes

  • The information in this article is based on and/or translated from its German equivalent.

External links

  • Schumann, August (1821). "Die Pleiße". Vollständiges Staats-, Post- und Zeitungslexikon von Sachsen (in German). 8. Zwickau. p. 396 .