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The Töss in Rikon im Tösstal
|Main source|| Confluence of the Vordertöss and Hindertöss |
Tössscheidi, Wald ZH and Fischenthal, ZH, Switzerland
796 m (2,612 ft)
|River mouth||Tössegg, Freienstein-Teufen, ZH, Buchberg, SH, Eglisau, ZH, Switzerland|
344 m (1,129 ft)
|Length||56 km (35 mi)|
|Progression||Rhine → North Sea|
The Töss is a river of the canton of Zürich. It starts with the confluence of the Vordertöss and the Hindertöss in the Zürcher Oberland, at Tössscheidi on 796 metres (2,612 ft) on the border between the munacipalities of Wald west of the Dägelschberg (1,267 m (4,157 ft)), east of the Hüttchopf (1,231 m (4,039 ft)), and north of the Tössstock (1,153 m (3,783 ft))).
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water. Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. There are no official definitions for the generic term river as applied to geographic features, although in some countries or communities a stream is defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are "run" in some parts of the United States, "burn" in Scotland and northeast England, and "beck" in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek, but not always: the language is vague.
The canton of Zürich is a Swiss canton in the northeastern part of the country. With a population of 1,504,346, it is the most populated canton in the country.. Its capital is the city of Zürich. The official language is German. The local Swiss German dialect, called Züritüütsch, is commonly spoken. In English the name of the canton and its capital is often written without an umlaut.
The Zürcher Oberland in Switzerland, is the hilly south-eastern part of the canton of Zurich, bordering on the Toggenburg, including the districts of Uster, Hinwil, Pfäffikon as well as the Töss Valley as far as the district of Winterthur. The territory gradually fell under the control of the city of Zurich from 1408 to 1452. In the 18th century, the jurisdiction lay with the reeve of Grüningen for the southern part, and with the reeve of Kyburg for the northern part together with most of the Zürcher Unterland.
The Vordertöss (lit.: "Front Töss") rises on the south side of the Tössstock on the north faces of the Schwarzeberg (1,293 m (4,242 ft)) and Höchhand (1,314 m (4,311 ft)) before it circumvent the Tössstock on its western flank.
The Höchhand is a mountain of the Appenzell Alps, located north of Goldingen in the canton of St. Gallen.
The larger tributary, the Hindertöss (lit.: "Back Töss") collects the waters, either, by its tributary, the Chreuelbach, below the Höchhand, the western faces of the Habrütispitz (1,274 m (4,180 ft)) and Rossegg (1,254 m (4,114 ft)), or, from its own sources below Schindelegg (1,265 m (4,150 ft)), and the south faces of Schindelberghöchi (1,234 m (4,049 ft)) and the Dägelschberg, and passes the Tössstock on its northern hillside.
The Töss flows to the north before it meets the main valley of its own name, Töss Valley (Tösstal) just before Steg im Tösstal. Here, the river and its valley turns to the west in order to flow through Bauma then turns to the north again. West of the village Turbenthal it turns west again, and the valley gets even more ragged than before.
The Töss Valley is a valley and a region of the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.
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Turbenthal is a municipality in the district of Winterthur in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.
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