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The Nahe is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, a left tributary to the Rhine. It is also a famous wine region of Germany.

The name Nahe comes from the Latin word Nava, which is of Celtic origin and means the wild river. The Nahe separates the northern part of the Palatinate from the Hunsrück.

It rises in the area of Nohfelden (Saarland), flowing through Rhineland-Palatinate and joining the Rhine river in Bingen. Its length is 116 km (72.1 mi). Towns along the Nahe include Idar-Oberstein, Kirn, Bad Kreuznach and Bingen.