Uzh River

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For the Uzh river in northern Ukraine, see Uzh River (Northern Ukraine).

Coordinates: 48°35′54″N 21°59′26″E / 48.5983°N 21.9906°E / 48.5983; 21.9906

Uzh River
Uzh river ukraine.jpg
Uzh River near Uzhhorod
Origin Ukraine
Mouth Laborec
Basin countries Ukraine, Slovakia
Length 127 km (79 mi)
Source elevation  
Avg. discharge  
Basin area 2750 km²

The Uzh (Ukrainian: Уж; translit. Uzh; Slovak: Uh; Hungarian: Ung, Polish: ) is a river in Ukraine and Slovakia. Its name comes from the ancient west Slavic dialect word , meaning "Snake", (lat. "Serpentes").

The Uzh River is a tributary of the Laborets River, a river that flows in the Tysa Lowland in Transcarpathia oblast of western Ukraine. The river feeds numerous industries and is a source of drinking water and irrigation as well. It also has a hydropower station on it. Several important cities lie along its course, including Uzhhorod.[1]

It is 127 km (79 mi) long, of which 21.3 km (13.2 mi) are in Slovakia. It flows into the Laborec river near the city of Drahňov in the Michalovce District (okres).

The Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod and the semi-ruined Nevitske Castle are situated by the Uzh. The river forms part of the Slovakia–Ukraine border for about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) near the village of Pinkovce.

The Uzh, near Nevitske, in a frozen state.
Bridge on Uzh river, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
A small hydro power plant on the Uzh River near Nevitske.


  1. ^ "Uzh River". Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Retrieved 11 September 2013.