Žitný ostrov, also called Veľký Žitný ostrov (Great Rye Island) (German: Große Schüttinsel or Great Schütt Island, Hungarian: Csallóköz) to differentiate it from Malý Žitný ostrov (Small Rye Island) (German: Kleine Schüttinsel or Little Schütt Island, Hungarian: Szigetköz), is a river island in southwestern Slovakia, extending from Bratislava to Komárno. It lies between the Danube, its tributary Little Danube and Váh.The island is a major part of the Danubian Flat. It is the biggest river island in Europe with an area of 1,886 km², being 84 km long and 15 to 30 km wide.
Southern parts of Žitný ostrov by the Danube are protected by Dunajské luhy Protected Landscape Area.
- Žitný ostrov at Slovakia.travel
- "Schütt". Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921.
- "Schütt". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
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