Kysuca

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Kysuca
Kysuca.jpg
River Kysuca near Kysucké Nové Mesto after short summer storm
Origin Javorníky mountains, near Makov (Žilinský kraj , Slovakia)
Mouth Váh in Žilina
49°14′07″N 18°43′50″E / 49.23528°N 18.73056°E / 49.23528; 18.73056Coordinates: 49°14′07″N 18°43′50″E / 49.23528°N 18.73056°E / 49.23528; 18.73056
Length 66.3 km
Source elevation 610 m
Avg. discharge 17.7 m³/s
Basin area 1038 km²
River system Danube

The Kysuca River (Hungarian: Kiszuca) is a 66.3 km long river in northern Slovakia and it's a right tributary to Váh. The river gives name to the informal Kysuce region.

Its source is near the village of Makov. At first, the river flows in northwestern direction, where it flows around Javorníky on the right and Kysucké Beskydy mountains on the left side, passing through the town of Turzovka until the town of Čadca, where it turns south, between Javorníky on the right and Kysucká vrchovina mountains on the left side, passing Horelica, Krásno nad Kysucou, Kysucké Nové Mesto until it pours to Váh in Žilina. In the valley of Kysuca south of Čadca, a railway and an international road (currently E75, in the future D3) passes through it.

Kysuca river in winter - Čadca