Beli Timok

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Beli Timok (Бели Тимок)
Country Serbia
City Knjaževac, Zaječar
Source Knjaževac
 - location Junction of the Svrljiški Timok and the Trgoviški Timok
Mouth Timok River
 - location Zaječar
 - coordinates 43°55′12″N 22°17′52″E / 43.92000°N 22.29778°E / 43.92000; 22.29778Coordinates: 43°55′12″N 22°17′52″E / 43.92000°N 22.29778°E / 43.92000; 22.29778
Length 51 km (32 mi)

The Beli Timok (Serbian Cyrillic: Бели Тимок; "White Timok") is a headwater of the Timok River in Serbia. It starts at the junction of the Svrljiški Timok River and the Trgoviški Timok River, in Knjaževac. It was also known as Knjaževački Timok (Cyrillic: Књажевачки Тимок; Timok of Knjaževac).

The river continues to the north, almost in a straight line, parallel to the Serbian-Bulgarian border on the east, and the eastern slopes of the mountain Tupižnica, on the west. It is generally considered that from this point Timočka Krajina (Timok Valley) begins. The river passes through Gornje Zuniče, Donje Zuniče, Debelica, Trnovac, Minićevo, Drenovac, Selačka, Mali Izvor, Borovac, Vratarnica,and Grljan. On this area, the Beli Timok receives two left tributaries, the Grliška reka and the Lubnička reka (Cyrillic: Грлишка река and Лубничка река). A few kilometers after Grljan, the river reaches the largest city on its course, Zaječar. There, the Beli Timok meets the Crni Timok from the east and continues as the Veliki Timok. The length of the Beli Timok is 51 km (115 km with Svrljiški Timok) and it drains an area of 2,167 km².

Tributaries[edit]

The tributaries of the Beli Timok are:

Left: Grazinska, Valevačka, Debelicka, Koželjska, Vrbica, Zagradža Grliška, Lubnička

Right: Sinia Voda, Jelašnica, Koritska, Selačka, Balij, Šaška River, Buckov