Orava (river)

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Coordinates: 49°09′N 19°09′E / 49.150°N 19.150°E / 49.150; 19.150
Orava
Hungarian: Árva, German: Arwa, Polish: Orawa
River
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Orava River at Dolný Kubín, showing houses of Záskalie neighbourhood
Country Slovakia
Source Orava reservoir, taking water from White Orava in Slovakia and from Black Orava in Poland
 - elevation 601 m (1,972 ft)
 - coordinates 49°23′N 19°33′E / 49.383°N 19.550°E / 49.383; 19.550
Mouth Váh river
 - location Kraľovany
 - elevation 430.7 m (1,413 ft)
 - coordinates 49°09′N 19°09′E / 49.150°N 19.150°E / 49.150; 19.150
Length 60.9 km (38 mi)
Basin 1,991.8 km2 (769 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 34.5 m3/s (1,218 cu ft/s)
 - max 1,120 m3/s (39,552 cu ft/s)
 - min 2.3 m3/s (81 cu ft/s)

The Orava (Hungarian: Árva) is a 60.9 km long river in north-western Slovakia passing through a picturesque country, in the Orava county. Its source is nowadays the Orava water reservoir whose waters flooded the confluence of Biela (White) Orava and Čierna (Black) Orava in 1953. It flows into the river Váh near the village of Kraľovany.

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