. The earth and its inhabitants ... Geography. CHAPTER IV. THE SWABIAN JURA AND THE VALLEY OF THE NECKAR. (WUrttembeug and Hohenzollern.)* General Aspects, Mountains, and Rivers.. HE basin of the Neckar, though tributary to the Rhine, yet forms a distinct region, as far as concerns its upper portion, bounded as it is in the west by the ranges of the Black Forest and Odenwald. Geographical features thus justify the formation of a separate kingdom, of which the old castle of Wirtineberg, near the site now occupied by the city of Stuttgart, became the natural nucleus. The boundaries of Wiirttembe
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