The Oder (/ˈdər/ OH-dər, German: [ˈoːdɐ] (listen); Czech, Lower Sorbian and Polish: Odra;[lower-alpha 1] Silesian: Ôdra; Upper Sorbian: Wódra) is a river in Central Europe. It is Poland's second-longest river in total length and third-longest within its borders after the Vistula and Warta.[1] The Oder rises in the Czech Republic and flows 742 kilometres (461 mi) through western Poland, later forming 187 kilometres (116 mi) of the border between Poland and Germany as part of the Oder–Neisse line.[2] The river ultimately flows into the Szczecin Lagoon north of Szczecin and then into three branches (the Dziwna, Świna and Peene) that empty into the Bay of Pomerania of the Baltic Sea.

Oder in the city of Wrocław, Poland.
Rędzińska Island before the construction of the Rędziński Bridge.
Polen = Poland, Deutschland = Germany, and Tschechien = Czech Republic
Native name
Physical characteristics
  locationFidlův kopec, Oderské vrchy, Nízký Jeseník, Olomouc District, Olomouc Region, Moravia, Czech Republic
  coordinates49°36′47″N 017°31′15″E
  elevation634 m (2,080 ft)
MouthSzczecin Lagoon
Baltic Sea, Poland
53°40′19″N 14°31′25″E
Length840 km (520 mi)
Basin size119,074 km2 (45,975 sq mi)
  average567 m3/s (20,000 cu ft/s)

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