Neda (river)

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Neda
Νέδα
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Neda waterfalls
Location
CountryGreece
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationMount Lykaion
River mouth 
 - locationIonian Sea
 - coordinates37°22′30″N 21°40′58″E / 37.37500°N 21.68278°E / 37.37500; 21.68278Coordinates: 37°22′30″N 21°40′58″E / 37.37500°N 21.68278°E / 37.37500; 21.68278
Length31 km (19 mi)

The Neda (Greek: Νέδα) is a river in the western Peloponnese in Greece. It is 31 km (19 mi) long, and its drainage area is 278 km2 (107 sq mi).[1] It is unique in the sense that it is the only river in Greece with a feminine name.

Geography[edit]

The river begins on the southern slope of Mount Lykaion, near the village of Neda in northern Messenia. It flows to the west through a varied landscape of barren rock and forests. From near Figaleia until its mouth it forms the border of Messenia and Elis. There is a well known waterfall near the village Platania. The Neda flows into the Gulf of Kyparissia, a bay of the Ionian Sea, near the village Giannitsochori.

Places along the river[edit]

The Neda flows along the villages Neda, Kakaletri, Figaleia, Platania, Karyes and Giannitsochori.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, p. 38