Žitava (river)

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Žitava
Žitava.JPG
The Žitava river near Radvaň nad Dunajom, near its former mouth to the Danube
Country Slovakia
Physical characteristics
Main source Pohronský Inovec
River mouth Šurany (new branch)/Martovce (old branch)
Length 99.3 km (61.7 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    5.05 m3/s (178 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression NitraVáhDanubeBlack Sea
Basin size 1,244 km2 (480 sq mi)

The Žitava River (Hungarian: Zsitva) is a 99.3 km long river in southern Slovakia. It is the left tributary of the Nitra river.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from Slavic žito: grain, corn. Žitava: probably "the river flowing through the grain fields".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Varsik, Branislav (1990). Slovanské (slovenské) názvy riek na Slovensku a ich prevzatie Maďarmi v 10.-12. storočí (in Slovak). Bratislava: Slovenská akadémia vied. p. 50. ISBN 80-224-0163-3. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 47°51′N 18°08′E / 47.850°N 18.133°E / 47.850; 18.133