Drau, Drave, Dráva
The Drava at Osijek, Croatia
Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary
Lienz, Spittal an der Drau, Villach, Ferlach, Dravograd, Vuzenica, Muta, Ruše, Maribor, Ptuj, Ormož, Varaždin, Osijek, Barcs
North of the Neunerkogel over the Toblacher Feld
Toblach, , South Tyrol Italy
1,450 m (4,757 ft)
46°43′9″N 12°15′16″E / 46.71917°N 12.25444°E
Danube near Osijek
45°32′38″N 18°55′31″E / 45.54389°N 18.92528°E
707 km (439 mi)
11,828 km 2 (4,567 sq mi)
Drava or Drave (Hungarian: ; German: Dráva ; Italian, Croatian and Slovene: Drau Drava), also the Drau in Austria, is a river in southern Central Europe, a tributary of the Danube. It sources in Toblach/Dobbiaco, Italy, and flows east through East Tirol and Carinthia in Austria, where it is known as the Drau, into Slovenia (142 km), and then southeast, passing through [1 ] Croatia and forming most of the border between Croatia and Hungary, before it joins the Danube near Osijek.
Overview [ edit ]
ancient times the river was called Dravus. The name is most likely Celtic or pre-Celtic in origin (see Old European hydronymy). The Drava and Spöl are the only two rivers that originate in Italy and drain into the Danube drainage basin. It is the longest river that flows in Italy, also it is the fourth largest and longest Danube tributary. The [2 ] Gail in Austria, the Meža and Dravinja in Slovenia, and the Bednja in Croatia from the right; the Gurk and the Lavant in Austria, and the Mur (near Legrad) in Croatia from the left are its main tributaries.
The Drava flows through
Innichen/San Candido in Italy, Lienz, Spittal an der Drau, Villach, and Ferlach in Austria, Dravograd, Vuzenica, Muta, Ruše, Maribor, Ptuj, and Ormož in Slovenia, Varaždin and Osijek in Croatia, and Barcs in Hungary, being navigable for about 90 km from Čađavica in Croatia to its outfall. [1 ]
The hydrological parameters of Drava are regularly monitored in Croatia at
Botovo, Terezino Polje, Donji Miholjac and Osijek. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Reke, dolge nad 25 km, in njihova padavinska obmocja" [Rivers, longer than 25 km, and their catchment areas] (in Slovene, English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002.
^ Klement Tockner, Urs Uehlinger, Christopher T. Robinson (2009), , Rivers of Europe Academic Press, no nr., ISBN 978-0-12-369449-2
^ "Daily hydrological report". State Hydrometeorological Bureau of the Republic of Croatia . Retrieved 2010-09-09.
External links [ edit ]
Media related to Drava at Wikimedia Commons
DrauDrava - old river and new sounds Condition of Drava in various locations in
Črneče - graphs, in the following order, of water level, flow and temperature data for the past 30 days (taken in Črneče by ARSO)
Ptuj - graphs, in the following order, of water level, flow and temperature data for the past 30 days (taken in Ptuj by ARSO)
Borl - graphs, in the following order, of water level, flow and temperature data for the past 30 days (taken in Borl by ARSO)
Gallery [ edit ]