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  Rhine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland
Since the Rhine flows from the Alps, a precondition of its existence is the uplifting of the Alps, which began in the Alpine Orogeny.
These highlands helped to divert the Rhine to the west; however, the Rhine's course is set by the Rhine graben, a rift that opened in the Eocene and Oligocene periods between the western Alps and the central Alps, caused by their moving in slightly different directions.
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 Rhine - LoveToKnow 1911
The Rhine rises in the mountains of the Swiss canton of the Grisons, and flows for 233 m.
In Roman times the Rhine at this part of its course seems to have been a full and flowing river, but by the 9th century it had lost itself in the sands of Katwijk, and it was not until the beginning of the 19th century that its way to the sea was re-opened.
The Rhine was the classic river of the middle ages; and probably the Tiber alone is of equal historical interest among European rivers.
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 Rhine - MSN Encarta
The Rhine begins as a tumultuous Alpine stream churning through deep gorges, and because it is fed by the meltwaters of snow and glaciers, it has a maximum volume in spring and summer.
At Basel the river turns north and enters the Rhine Graben, a flat-floored rift valley lying between the Vosges on the west and the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) on the east.
The main link from the Rhine to the North Sea is the New Waterway, which established Rotterdam as the leading port in continental Europe when it was constructed in 1872.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Rhine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In response, the nationalistic song The Watch on the Rhine (Die Wacht am Rhein) was composed at that time and during the Franco-Prussian War it rose to the status of an national anthem in Germany.
The Rhine bridge at Arnhem, immortalized in "A Bridge Too Far", was a central focus of the battle for Arnhem during the failed Operation Market Garden of September 1944.
The Rhine bridge of Remagen became famous in World War II when the Germans failed to demolish the bridge in time and the allied troops were able to establish a bridgehead - much to their own surprise.
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 Rhine (Rhenus)
With a length of 1326 kilometer, the Rhine is one of the longest rivers in Europe.
After this, the Lower Rhine remained the fixed northern frontier of the Roman empire until the early fifth century, although it was sometimes threatened (e.g., during the Batavian revolt in 69-70).
Yet, the Rhine frontier itself remained intact and was to last for another century and a half, although the original wooden fortresses and forts on the west bank were gradually replaced by stronger buildings of natural stone.
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The Rhine River (German Rhein, French Rhin, Dutch Rijn) is at 1,320 km (820 miles) one of the longest rivers in Europe.
The Rhine's origins are in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Grisons, where its two main initial tributaries are called Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein.
Crossing the border into the Netherlands, the Rhine is at its widest, but the river then splits in three main distributaries: the IJssel, the Waal and the Nether Rhine.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Rhine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rhine Canals RHINE CANALS [Rhine Canals] Among the chief canals linking the Rhine with other river systems are the Rhine-Rhône Canal, 217 mi (349 km) long (built 1784-1833, now unimportant), connecting with the Rhône River through the Saône River; the Rhine-Marne Canal, 195 mi (314 km) long (built 1841-52); and
Confederation of the Rhine CONFEDERATION OF THE RHINE [Confederation of the Rhine] league of German states formed by Emperor Napoleon I in 1806 after his defeat of the Austrians at Austerlitz.
The term is sometimes used to designate only the former Rhine Province of Prussia, but in its general meaning it also includes the Rhenish Palatinate, Rhenish and S Hesse, and W Baden.
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 Rhine Chiropractic Center, Testimonials Chiropractor in Allentown
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 Rhine River
The Rhine River is one of the most important waterways in Germany and is linked by canals to other major rivers in Western Europe.
Goethe's journey down the Rhine in 1774 was the start of the Age of romanticism.
One day I went in a boat in the Rhine river and I must say it was very nice and there a lot of castles I saw like 10 or 15 castles, very nice castles so I recommend you to go if you can, remember there are many castles of all sizes, colors and stiles.
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 Rhine River   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Rhine River begins in the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier of Switzerland and flows north and east approximately 820 miles (1,320 km).
When the Western Roman Empire disintegrated around 400 AD, the Rhine was crossed along its entire length by Germanic tribes and formed the central backbone first of the kingdom of the Franks and then of the Carolingian empire.
North of Bingen is a beautiful stretch of the Rhine valley, complete with fairy tale castles and vineyards snuggling into the overhanging rock face, known as the Mittelrhein.
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 Rhine River History and Maps
The Rhine begins as a tumultuous Alpine stream churning through deep gorges, and although the river's flow is moderated somewhat as it passes through the Lake of Constance (Bodensee), the river remains a torrent westward to Basel.
At Basel the river turns north and enters the Rhine Graben, a flat-floored rift valley lying between the Vosges Mountains on the west and the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) on the east.
The Alsace region of France that borders the Rhine is a long strip of land centered south of Strasbourg and around the town of Colmar.
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Rhine River River in Europe, rising in the Alps of Switzerland and flowing generally north, passing through or bordering on Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany,...
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 The Rhine River
The major cities are all situated on the Rhine or on its larger tributaries and the development of these cities is strongly dependent on water.
In this sense, the Rhine basin could be regarded as a kind of "mega-city".
The problems and issues that have faced the development of the Rhine basin are similar to those currently facing water resources managers in large cities.
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 THE HISTORY OF THE RHINE RESEARCH CENTRE : INSTITUTE OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY - Paranormal Phenomena   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rhine and his wife, Dr. Louisa E. Rhine, came to Duke University in 1927 to pursue studies of psychic phenomena with Professor William McDougall, chairman of the new Psychology Department.
Rhine envisioned FRNM as a parent organization to a variety of research institutes and publishing and educational activities, and for 30 years it consisted of a major research and educational institute, the Institute for Parapsychology, and a publishing branch, the Parapsychology Press.
In 1995, the centenary of J. Rhine's birth, the FRNM was renamed the Rhine Research Center to honor the Rhines and their unique contributions to this field of science.
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 River Volume
The Rhine is one of the longest rivers in Europe.
Rhine water is used for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes, and for generating energy.
More recently, after a serious incident in 1986, the Rhine Action Programme (RAP) was developed, and adopted by all the countries bordering the Rhine.
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 From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP) | Useful links - Rhine
Although the Rhine is a relatively small river, it is one of Europe's most well-know and most important rivers.
From its source in Switzerland, the Rhine flows via France, Germany, and the Netherlands into the North Sea.
"At 1320 kilometers the Rhine is the longest river in Europe.
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 The Miracle of the Rhine
Europe’s busiest waterway, the Rhine is navigable over a distance of 883 kilometers stretching from its source near Basel to its mouth in the Netherlands.
In 1998, the ministers of the Commission set targets to restore natural areas as part of a global ecosystem stretching from the mouth of the Rhine to the Jura, the Alps, the Rhine mountain range, the old softwood forests of the floodplains, and streams of the Rhineland-Palatinate, the Black Forest and the Vosges.
One of the most serious is in the Rhine delta’s huge basin in the Netherlands, where toxin-filled mud dredged from the port of Rotterdam has been dumped since the 1970s.
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The Rhine is linked with the Mediterranean by the Rhine–Rhône Waterway, and with the Black Sea by the Rhine–Main–Danube Waterway.
The river was severely polluted by a chemical factory fire in 1986, as a result of which 30 tonnes of pesticides entered the river, rendering it lifeless for 100–200 km/60–120 mi.
The governments of the five countries through which the Rhine flows announced a major clean-up campaign in 1987, which greatly improved the pollution problem.
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 Rhine Falls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in Switzerland) are the largest plain waterfalls of Europe.
They are located in the High Rhine upper course of the river Rhine, in the municipality of Neuhausen am Rheinfall, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland and close to the German border.
They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high, with an average flow of some 700 m³/s of water.
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 Gary Rhine - Native Networks
Rhine founded the Dreamcatchers organization to offer training opportunities and funding to Native filmmakers.
Rhine was an executive co-producer of Peter Bratt's Follow Me Home, winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival.
Rhine was the director of The Farm Ambulance Service and director of the Plenty Emergency Medical Training Program.
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 Rhine Maidens
A large rock in Hesse-Nassau on the bank of the Rhine came to be associated with the legend of the Lorelei, and people eventually accepted the tale as an ancient local legend (Leach 645).
The importance of the Rhine is evident throughout the novel, even in its title.
Although the Rhine possesses a wild strength and danger not to be taken lightly, it can also act as an environment empowering to Trudi, the novel’s main character.
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The Rhine is one river in four languages; Rhine in English, Rhein in German; Rhin in French and Rijn in Dutch.
Leaving the Rhine, we climb 250 feet to the top of a hill and opt for the alternate route toward Jestetten.
This is the end of an 86 km tour through the Rhine Gorge, as I said in the tour overview, one of the most romantic sections not only of Germany but of Europe.
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 Search Results for "Rhine"
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...Confederation of the Rhine, league of German states formed by Emperor Napoleon I in 1806 after his defeat of the Austrians at Austerlitz.
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Both sides expected the bridges on the Rhine to be blown.
All attention was focused on holding the West Wall defensive position instead of protecting the bridges crossing the Rhine.
It was the springboard for the major offensive east of the Rhine.
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