The Main (German pronunciation: [ˈmaɪn] (listen)) is the longest tributary of the Rhine. It rises as the White Main in the Fichtel Mountains of northeastern Bavaria and flows west through central Germany for 525 kilometres (326 mi) to meet the Rhine below Russelsheim, Hesse. The cities of Mainz and Wiesbaden are close to the confluence.
|• location||Upper Franconia|
|• elevation||895 metres (at Weissmainquelle)|
|Length||524.9 km (326.2 mi)|
|Basin size||27,208 km2 (10,505 sq mi)|
|• average||200 m3/s (7,100 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Rhine→ North Sea|