Hnilec (river)

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Hnilec
Palcmanska masa.jpg
Hnilec river on the Palcmanská Máša dam
Country Slovakia
Basin features
Main source Low Tatras (Kráľova hoľa hill)
River mouth Hornád near Margecany
48°53′16″N 21°00′39″E / 48.8878°N 21.0109°E / 48.8878; 21.0109Coordinates: 48°53′16″N 21°00′39″E / 48.8878°N 21.0109°E / 48.8878; 21.0109
Progression HornádSajóTiszaDanubeBlack Sea
Basin size 654 km2 (253 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 88.9 km (55.2 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    8.1 m3/s (290 cu ft/s)

The Hnilec (Hungarian: Gölnic), German: Göllnitz) is a river in Slovakia. Its source is located below the Kráľova hoľa mountain, Low Tatras. It flows into the Hornád river near Margecany. The Palcmanská Maša dam is located on the river near Dobšiná. Places of interest along the river include the Dobšinská Ice Cave and the Slovak Paradise.