Wiltz (river)

river in Belgium and Luxembourg

The Wiltz is a river in Belgium and Luxembourg. It is a left tributary of the Sauer river. It is part of the drainage basin of the Rhine river.

CountryBelgium, Luxembourg
Physical characteristics
 - locationBastogne
 - locationGoebelsmuhle
 - coordinates49°55′25″N 6°02′57″E / 49.9236°N 6.0491°E / 49.9236; 6.0491
Length42 km (26 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionSauerMoselleRhineNorth Sea

Geography change

The Wiltz river has a length of 42 km (26.1 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 80 km2 (31 sq mi).

Course change

The Wiltz starts in the Ardennes, in Bastogne, a municipality in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. The river is formed to the south of Bastogne by two small streams.

After a course of about 8 km2 (3 sq mi) in Belgium, the river gets into Luxemboug flowing to the east through the Oesling region. In the village of Niederwampach (Clervaux canton), the river turns to the south.

In Kautenbach, commune of Kiischpelt (Wiltz canton), the Wiltz is joined by its main tributary, the Clerve (Luxembourgish: Klierf, German: Clierf).

Finally, the Wiltz river flows into the Sauer river in Bourscheid, Diekirch canton.

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