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The Ems is a river in northwestern Germany. It runs through the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. Its total length is 371 km.

The source of the river is located in the southern Teutoburg Forest in North Rhine-Westphalia. In Lower Saxony the brook becomes a comparatively large river. Here the swampy region of Emsland is named after the river. In Meppen[?] the Ems is joined by its largest tributary, the Hase[?] river. It now runs northwards, close to the Dutch border, into Ostfriesland ("Eastern Frisia"). At Emden it runs into a bay of the North Sea called the Dollart.

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