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Elbe, Samtgemeinde Baddeckenstedt, Landkreis Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, 38274, Germany (52.08595 10.26665)

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Name: Elbe topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 52.06255 10.23607 52.10740 10.32678
Minimum elevation: 105 m
Maximum elevation: 249 m
Average elevation: 144 m


The Elbe rises at an elevation of about 1,400 metres (4,593 ft) in the Krkonoše (also known as Giant Mountains or in German as Riesengebirge) on the northwest borders of the Czech Republic near Labská bouda. Of the numerous small streams whose waters compose the infant river, the most important is the Bílé Labe, or White Elbe. After plunging down the 60 metres (197 ft) of the Labský vodopád, or Elbe Falls, the latter stream unites with the steeply torrential Malé Labe, and thereafter the united stream of the Elbe pursues a southerly course, emerging from the mountain glens at Jaroměř, where it receives Úpa and Metuje.

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