Dravinja

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Dravinja
Dravinja in Zrece.jpg
The Dravinja River in Zreče
Physical characteristics
Main source Pohorje Massif, southwest of Mount Rogla
1,150 m (3,770 ft)[1]
River mouth Drava
210 m (690 ft)[1]
Length 73 km (45 mi)[1]

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 Polskava River.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Reke, dolge nad 25 km, in njihova padavinska območja" [Rivers longer than 25 km and their catchment areas] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002. 

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Coordinates: 46°22′N 15°56′E / 46.367°N 15.933°E / 46.367; 15.933