ILL , a
See also:river of Germany, entirely within the imperial territory of
See also:Lorraine . It rises on a
See also:north foothill of the Jura, S.W. of
See also:Basel, and flows N.N.E. parallel with the Rhine, which it enters from the
See also:left, 9 M. below Strassburg . Its course lies for the most
See also:part through low meadowland; and the stream, which is 123 M. long, receives numerous small affluents, which pour out of the
See also:short narrow valleys of the Vosges . It is navigable from Ladhof near
See also:Colmar to its confluence with the Rhine, a distance of 59 M . It is on this river, and not on the Rhine, that the
See also:principal towns of Upper Alsace are situated, e.g .
See also:Mulhausen, Colmarl,
See also:Schlettstadt and Strassburg . The Ill feeds two important canals, the Rhine-
See also:Marne canal and the Rhine-Rhone canal, both starting from the neighbourhood of Strassburg .
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