Black Drin

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Black Drin
Black Drim wells.jpg
Black Drin
Country Macedonia
Physical characteristics
Main source Lake Ohrid
River mouth Drin
42°5′30″N 20°23′41″E / 42.09167°N 20.39472°E / 42.09167; 20.39472Coordinates: 42°5′30″N 20°23′41″E / 42.09167°N 20.39472°E / 42.09167; 20.39472

The Black Drin, or Black Drim (Albanian: Drini i Zi: meaning "it shines" from the Albanian word "ndrin", to shine, because of its extremely clear waters; Macedonian: Црн Дрим, translit. Crn Drim) is a river in the Republic of Macedonia and Albania. It flows out of Lake Ohrid in Struga, Macedonia. After about 56 km (35 mi) it crosses the border to Albania, west of Debar, Macedonia. It merges with the White Drin in Kukës to form the Drin, which flows into the Adriatic Sea. It drains most of the eastern border region of Albania.

Black Drim in Struga
Black Drim flowing out of Lake Ohrid.


This part of Albania is an agricultural-based site. The main agricultural products are corn and barley; silviculture is evolving, as well. The Ohrid trout, which is a form of salmon, can also be found in parts of the river at times.