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Osum in Berat
Osum is located in Albania
Country Albania
Physical characteristics
Main source Western Vithkuq
1,420 m (4,660 ft)
40°32′10″N 20°29′29″E / 40.53611°N 20.49139°E / 40.53611; 20.49139
River mouth Seman near Kuçovë
40°48′46″N 19°51′32″E / 40.8128°N 19.8588°E / 40.8128; 19.8588Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 19°51′32″E / 40.8128°N 19.8588°E / 40.8128; 19.8588
Length 161 km (100 mi)
Basin features
Progression SemanAdriatic Sea
Basin size 2,073 km2 (800 sq mi)

The Osum is a river in southern Albania, one of the source rivers of the Seman. Its source is in the southwestern part of the Korçë County, near the village Vithkuq at an altitude of 1,050 metres (3,440 ft). It flows initially south to the Kolonjë municipality, then west to Çepan, and northwest through Çorovodë where it flows through the famous Osum Canyon, Poliçan, Berat and Urë Vajgurore. It joins the Devoll near Kuçovë, to form the Seman. The discharge of the river is reported to vary between 5.11 m3 (180 cu ft)/s and 74.11 m3 (2,617 cu ft)/s.

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