Pedja River

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Pedja jõgi, 2008.jpg
Pedja River in spring
Origin Simuna, Lääne-Viru County
Mouth Emajõgi
Basin countries Estonia
Length 122 km
Mouth elevation 33 m
Avg. discharge 10.9 m3/s
Basin area 2719 km2

Pedja (Estonian: Pedja jõgi) is the fourth longest river in Estonia. Its source is near Simuna on the southern slope of Pandivere Upland. The river flows for 122 km through Lääne-Viru, Jõgeva and Tartu counties before joining with Emajõgi northeast of Lake Võrtsjärv. The last 4 km section of the river after confluence with Põltsamaa River is known as Pede River. The largest settlement on the river is Jõgeva.

Pedja River is also the source of the name of Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, a large protected area on the river's lower reaches.


Coordinates: 58°24′51.12″N 26°11′19.79″E / 58.4142000°N 26.1888306°E / 58.4142000; 26.1888306