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17 October 2014
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Rivers: The Rhine
The Rhine is only 775 miles long but it's a major artery in Europe. It flows through six countries on its way from its source in Switzerland, to the North Sea.
The Rhine is heavily populated. 50 million people live along its banks in a number of major cities.
The Rhineland supports a great deal of industrial plants. It's responsible for 10% of the world's chemical production, as well as a variety of other industries including refineries, metal works and plastics and textile manufacturers.
No other waterway in the world carries as much traffic as the Rhine. Every year the river transports 40 million tons of cargo by barge and ocean-going vessels. It's navigable by pleasure boats right up to Rhinefelden in Switzerland.

Map of Rhine

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