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Marcal Mórichidánál 2014.JPG
Country Hungary
Source Bakony
 - location Sümeg
 - elevation 240 m (787 ft)
Mouth Rába
 - location Győr
Length 100 km (62 mi)

The Marcal is a right tributary of the Rába which rises near Sümeg in the Bakony region of western Hungary. The river flows north and reaches Ukk on the Little Hungarian Plain. It follows a path similar to the Rába, and in many places the two rivers are only a kilometer apart. The two rivers meet at Győr.


The Marcal one week after the Ajka alumina plant accident

In October 2010, the Marcal was contaminated in a chemical spill by red mud and suffered complete loss of aquatic life.[1]


  1. ^ Jahn, George (7 October 2010). "Toxic red sludge reaches the Danube River". Yahoo! News. Associated Press. Retrieved 8 October 2010.

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Coordinates: 47°38′N 17°32′E / 47.633°N 17.533°E / 47.633; 17.533