Ill (France) facts for kids
The Ill in the Petite France quarter of Strasbourg. The river's only lock can be seen right of centre.
|Main source||Jura mountains
570 m (1,870 ft)
|Length||223 km (139 mi)|
|Basin size||4,760 km2 (1,840 sq mi)|
As the Ill nears the city of Mulhouse, most of its flow is diverted into a discharge channel leading to the Doller, protecting the historical center of the town from floods.
Flowing through the city of Strasbourg, the river forms part of the 17th-century fortifications and passes through a series of locks and channels in the picturesque old town, including the Petite France quarter, where its waters were once used to power mills and tanneries.
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