Someș River

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Coordinates: 48°6′49″N 22°20′22″E / 48.11361°N 22.33944°E / 48.11361; 22.33944
Someș (Szamos)
River
A Szamos.jpg
Countries Romania, Hungary
Counties Romania: Cluj, Sălaj, Maramureș,
Satu Mare
Hungary: Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Tributaries
 - left Someșul Mic, Sălaj
 - right Someșul Mare, Lăpuș
Cities Dej, Jibou, Ulmeni, Satu Mare
Source Confluence of the Someșul Mare and the Someșul Mic
 - location Mica
 - coordinates 47°8′41″N 23°54′48″E / 47.14472°N 23.91333°E / 47.14472; 23.91333
Mouth Tisza River
 - location Vásárosnamény, Hungary
 - coordinates 48°6′49″N 22°20′22″E / 48.11361°N 22.33944°E / 48.11361; 22.33944
Length 388 km (241 mi)
Basin 15,015 km2 (5,797 sq mi)
Discharge for *
 - average 120 m3/s (4,238 cu ft/s)

The river Someș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈsomeʃ]; Hungarian Szamos) flows through Romania and Hungary.

It rises from two headstreams, the Someșul Mare, in the Rodna Mountains in Bistriţa-Năsăud County and the Someșul Mic in the Apuseni Mountains of Cluj County. The latter is in turn formed by the confluence of another two headstreams: the Someșul Cald and Someșul Rece.[1]

The Someșul Mare and the Someșul Mic meet at Dej, from where the Someș flows westward, through Jibou and Satu Mare, to join the Tisza in Hungary, near Vásárosnamény.

The river Someș was known in antiquity by the Roman name Samus.

Tributaries[edit]

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Someș:

Left: Someșul Mic, Jichiș, Olpret, Bogata, Valea Groșilor, Şimișna, Rus, Valea Mare, Valea Leșului, Lozna, Valea Hrăii, Cristolţel, Gârbou, Almaș, Agrij, Șoimuș, Bârsa, Inău, Horoatu Cehului, Sălaj, Borjug, Gârdani, Bârsău, Runc, Bicău, Valea Vinului, Lipău, Homorod, Balcaia

Right: Someșul Mare, Sălătruc, Râul Hotarului, Muncel, Vlădeasa, Poiana, Râul Vârtoapelor, Ileanda, Bizușa, Purcăreţu, Cheud, Iadăra, Răchitișa, Bârsău, Arieș, Lăpuș, Băiţa, Cicârlău, Ilba, Valea Bradului, Săbișa, Baci, Seini, Zugău, șinel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Someș River." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - București
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