Úpa

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Úpa
Jaroměř winter 2010 3.jpg
The Úpa near Jaroměř
CountryCzech Republic
Physical characteristics
Main sourceKrkonoše
River mouthElbe
50°21′12″N 15°55′51″E / 50.35333°N 15.93083°E / 50.35333; 15.93083Coordinates: 50°21′12″N 15°55′51″E / 50.35333°N 15.93083°E / 50.35333; 15.93083
Length78.14 km (48.55 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    6.99 m3/s (247 cu ft/s) near estuary
Basin features
ProgressionElbeNorth Sea
Basin size510 km2 (200 sq mi)

The Úpa (German: Aupa) is a river in the Czech Republic and a left tributary of the River Elbe (Czech: Labe). It originates in the Krkonoše mountain range at an elevation of 1,422 metres. It enters the Elbe near Jaroměř. It is 78 kilometres (48 mi) long, and its basin area is about 510 square kilometres (200 sq mi), of which 490.3 square kilometres (189.3 sq mi) in the Czech Republic.[1]

It flows through several towns and villages, including Pec pod Sněžkou, Mladé Buky, Trutnov, Úpice and Česká Skalice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charakteristiky toků a povodí ČR - Úpa" (in Czech). VÚV TGM. Retrieved 2018-05-08.