Lužnice (river)

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The Lužnice near Bechyně
The Lužnice and its watershed until it enters the Vltava (magenta)
CountryCzech Republic, Austria
CitiesSoběslav, Tábor
Physical characteristics
 - locationGratzen Mountains, Austria
 - coordinates48°35′50.6″N 14°43′54″E / 48.597389°N 14.73167°E / 48.597389; 14.73167
 - elevation970 m (3,180 ft)
 - coordinates
49°13′49.7″N 14°23′21″E / 49.230472°N 14.38917°E / 49.230472; 14.38917Coordinates: 49°13′49.7″N 14°23′21″E / 49.230472°N 14.38917°E / 49.230472; 14.38917
Length197.4 km (122.7 mi)[1]
Basin size4,226.2 km2 (1,631.7 sq mi)
 - locationmouth
 - average24.3 m3/s (860 cu ft/s)
Basin features
 - rightNežárka
ProgressionVltavaElbeNorth Sea

The Lužnice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈluʒɲɪtsɛ] (About this soundlisten); German: Lainsitz) is a river in the Czech Republic (204 km) starting in Austria (4 km). It flows into the Vltava river in Týn nad Vltavou (approximately 50 km north of České Budějovice). The river drains 4,226 square kilometers.

The river was first mentioned in sources in the year 1179. The name was derived from an old Czech word for water flowing through meadows.[citation needed]

Several places on the river are popular destinations for recreation and canoeing.

Towns and cities on the Lužnice river[edit]


  1. ^ Niederösterreich Atlas (Lower Austria)

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