Hnilec (river)

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Hnilec
Palcmanska masa.jpg
Hnilec river on the Palcmanská Máša dam
Origin Low Tatra (Kráľova hoľa hill)
Mouth Margecany
Basin countries Slovakia
Length 88.9 km
Avg. discharge 8.1 m³/s
Basin area 654 km²

The Hnilec (Hungarian: Gölnic), German: Göllnitz) is a river in Slovakia. Its source is located below the Kráľova hola hill. It flows into the Hornád river near Margecany. The Palcmanská Maša dam is located on the river near Dobšiná. Places of interest along the river include the Dobšinská Ice Cave and the Slovak Paradise.

Coordinates: 48°53′N 21°01′E / 48.883°N 21.017°E / 48.883; 21.017