See also:river of Germany, and the most important right-
See also:bank tributary of the Rhine . It has two
See also:sources, the Weisse
See also:Main (
See also:White Main), which rises in the
See also:Fichtelgebirge on the east side of the Ochsenkopf, and the Rote Main (Red Main), which, rising on the eastern slope of the Frankish Jura, flows past
See also:Bayreuth . They unite 3 M. below
See also:Kulmbach, 9zo ft. above the
See also:sea . Hence the river, already of considerable
See also:size, pursues a
See also:westerly direction, skirting the spurs of the Frankish Jura in a pleasant valley . At Lichtenfels the river takes a south-westerly course, which it retains until entering the- fertile
See also:basin of
See also:Bamberg . Here it receives from the south-east the
See also:waters of its chief tributary, the
See also:Regnitz, and enters upon its
See also:middle course . Its direction is now again north-west, and meandering through pleasant vales and pastures it passes Hassfurt and reaches
See also:Schweinfurt . Its course is now almost due south to
See also:Ochsenfurt, when it again proceeds north-west . Continuing in this direction amid
See also:vine-clad hills, it washes the walls of the university city of
See also:Wurzburg, and thence, dividing the
See also:forest-clad ranges of the
See also:Spessart and the
See also:Odenwald, reaches Gemunden . Here it is joined from the right by the Frankish
See also:Saale and, turning abruptly south, receives at Wertheim the beautiful Tauber . Feudal castles and
See also:medieval towns now
See also:crown its
See also:banks, notably, Freudenberg and Miltenberg . From the latter it proceeds due north to
See also:Aschaffenburg, whence passing
See also:Frankfort it pours its yellowwaters into the
See also:green waters of the Rhine just above
See also:Mainz .
The Main has a
See also:total length of 310 M. and drains a basin of approximately 1 r,000 sq. m . It is navigable from the confluence of the Regnitz, 240 M. from its mouth, for
See also:barges and other small craft, and through the Ludwig Canal is connected with the
See also:Danube . See
See also:Ulrici, Das Maingebiet in seiner natiirlichen Beschaffenheit (Kassel, 1885); E .
See also:Faber, Zur Hydrographie
See also:des Maingebiets (
See also:Munich, 1895), and Lill, Mainthal, Main and Mainschiffahrt (Berlin, 1904) .
MAIN (from the Aryan root which appears in " may " ...
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