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The Leine is a river in Thuringia and Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a tributary of the Aller river and 241 km in length.

The river's source is located close to the town of Leinefelde[?] in Thuringia. 40 km after the river enters Lower Saxony and runs northwards. Important towns on the course are Göttingen, Alfeld and Gronau[?], before the river enters Hanover, the largest city on the banks. Some 40 km north of Hanover the river joins the Aller.

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