- Ill (France)
Infobox River | river_name = Ill
caption = The Ill at
length = 223 km
elevation = ±570 m
watershed = 4,760 km²The Ill (all capitals: ILL, pronounced: IPA| [il] ) is a
riverin Alsace, in north-eastern France. It is a left-side, or western tributary of the Rhine.
It starts down from its source near the village of Winkel, in the
Jura mountains, and then runs northward through Alsace, flowing parallel to the Rhine. It receives several tributaries from the Vosges mountains, including the Doller, Souffeland the Thur. The Ill passes through Mulhouse, Colmarand Sélestatbefore meeting with the Rhine beneath Strasbourg.
Flowing through the city of Strasbourg, the river forms part of the 17th century fortifications and passes through a series of locks and channels in the picturesque old town, including the
Petite-Francedistrict, where its waters were once used to power mills and tanneries.
* [http://sandre.eaufrance.fr/app/chainage/courdo/htm/A---0030.php?cg=A---0030 The Ill at the Sandre database]
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