Hornád

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Hornád
Hernád
Hornad in Slovak Paradise.jpg
The gorge of Hornád river in Slovak Paradise
Location
CountrySlovakia, Hungary
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationKráľova hoľa hill
Mouth 
 - location
Sajó
 - coordinates
47°59′25″N 20°55′47″E / 47.9903°N 20.9296°E / 47.9903; 20.9296Coordinates: 47°59′25″N 20°55′47″E / 47.9903°N 20.9296°E / 47.9903; 20.9296
Length286 km (178 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionSajóTiszaDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 - leftHnilec
The Hernád river at Gibárt, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary

Hornád (Slovak, pronounced [ˈɦɔɾnaːt]) or Hernád (Hungarian, pronounced [ˈhɛrnaːd]) is a river in eastern Slovakia and north-eastern Hungary.

It is a tributary to the river Slaná (Sajo). The source of the Hornád is the eastern slopes of Kráľova hoľa hill, southwest of Vikartovce.[1]

The river is 286 km long, with 178 km located in Slovakia, and the remaining 108 km in Hungary.[2]

Cities along its course are Spišská Nová Ves and Košice, both in Slovakia. It flows into the river Sajó (Slovak Slaná) southeast of Miskolc.[1]

Along the river are a series of 6 separate limestone rocky cliffs and steep slopes, which collectively make up the Site of Community Importance 'Hornádske vápence'.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Hornád River". splavujeme.sk. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. ^ Slovak Environmental Agency. "1 Introduction". Pilot Project PiP1: Hornád/Hernád, Integrated Revitalisation of the Hornád/Hernád River Valley. TICAD. p. 5. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ Vadel, Ľuboš. "Phytosociological Assessment Of Site Of Community Importance Hornádske Vápence" (PDF). conferences.ukf.sk. Retrieved 2 September 2015.