river in NE Germany, flowing southwest into the Elbe: c. 215 mi (346 km)
See Havel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A river, about 346 km (215 mi) long, of eastern Germany flowing through Berlin to the Elbe River.
Czech writer and politician. A widely known playwright whose works include The Increased Difficulty of Concentration (1967) and The Garden Party (1969), Havel became a civil rights leader after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968). He was elected president of Czechoslovakia in 1990 after the collapse of the Communist government, but resigned in 1992. He served as president of the newly formed Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003.