WITTEN, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Westphalia, favourably situated among the coal-fields of the Ruhr, 14 m.
Witten was made a town in 1825.
_ See Hassel, Wittener Ortskunde and Ortsgesetze (Witten, 1903).
hence in a tortuous course it works its way past Witten, Steele, Kettwig and Miilheim, and, after a course of 142 m., discharges itself into the Rhine at Ruhrort.
The river is navigable from Witten downwards (43 m.), by the aid of eleven locks; but navigation is often greatly impeded through dearth of water.
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