Havel

The Havel ( ) is a river in north-eastern Germany, flowing through the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt. It is a right tributary of the Elbe river and 325 km (202 miles) in length. However the direct distance from its source to its mouth is only 69 km (43 miles)

For much of its length, the Havel is navigable, and it provides an important link in the waterway connections between the east and west of Germany, and beyond.

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