Rhine River


River in Europe, rising in the Alps of Switzerland and flowing generally north, passing through or bordering on Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and The Netherlands before emptying into the North Sea.

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A principal river of Europe, the Rhine carries more traffic than any other waterway in the world.
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