Dravinja

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Dravinja
Dravinja in Zrece.jpg
The Dravinja River in Zreče
Location
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationPohorje Massif, southwest of Mount Rogla
 - elevation1,150 m (3,770 ft) [1]
Mouth 
 - location
Drava
 - coordinates
46°22′09″N 15°56′43″E / 46.3693°N 15.9452°E / 46.3693; 15.9452Coordinates: 46°22′09″N 15°56′43″E / 46.3693°N 15.9452°E / 46.3693; 15.9452
 - elevation
210 m (690 ft) [1]
Length73 km (45 mi) [1]
Basin size811 km2 (313 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionDravaDanubeBlack Sea

The Dravinja (German: Drann) is the largest tributary of the Drava River in Slovenia. It is 73 kilometres (45 mi) long.[1] Its source is on the Pohorje Massif southwest of Mount Rogla about 1,150 m above sea level. The river passes Zreče, the town of Slovenske Konjice, the ruins of the fort at Zbelovo, Poljčane, Makole, Štatenberg Castle, Majšperk, and Videm pri Ptuju, where it merges with the Drava. Its main tributary is the river Polskava.

The Dravinja is the best-preserved lowland river in Slovenia and has been protected as part of the European Natura 2000 network. In addition, the river is distinguished by the Pečnik Mill, which has been proclaimed an ethnological monument.

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