The Cibin River at Gura Râului
|- location||Cindrel Mountains,
Junction of headwaters: Râul Mare and Râul Mic.
|- location||near Tălmaciu|
|Length||82 km (51 mi)|
|Basin||2,184 km2 (843 sq mi)|
|- average||14.7 m3/s (519 cu ft/s)|
|Official River Code||VIII.1.120|
Cibin (German: Zibin; Hungarian: Szeben) is a river in central Romania, in the South part of Transylvania. Its source is in the Cindrel Mountains (known also as Cibin Mountains) of the Southern Carpathian Mountains. The river is formed at the junction of two headwaters: Râul Mare and Râul Mic. The river flows entirely in Sibiu County. The source is close to the highest peak in the Cibin Mountains.
The river forms the depression (Sibiu Depression) in which lies the city of Sibiu through which it flows. Close to the mountains, the river flows through the Mărginimea Sibiului area, known for its strong Romanian traditions. Two of the biggest communes of Sibiu County - Gura Râului and Orlat are situated on the river banks.
The economical importance or the river comes from the dam close to Gura Râului, which, besides generating electrical power, represents the biggest source of drinking water for the city of Sibiu. Also a few construction aggregate quarries stations are situated on the river.
The following rivers are tributaries to the river Cibin:
Right: Râul Mare, Valea Cărbunarului, Valea Mare, Mărăjdia, Valea Lupului, Trinkbach, Valea Aurie, Valea Săpunului, Sebeş, Pârâul Argintului, Râul Tocilelor, Pârâul Sărăţii, Sadu (near Tălmaciu), Lungşoara
- Administrația Națională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - București
- Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie - Rîurile României - București 1971
- Trasee turistice - județul Sibiu
Cibin River, at the passing in the city of Sibiu.
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