Otava (river)

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Otava River near Vrcovice
Country Czech Republic
Basin features
Main source Šumava
River mouth Vltava
Basin size 3,826.8 km2 (1,477.5 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 111.7 km (69.4 mi)
  • Average rate:
    26 m3/s (920 cu ft/s) near estuary

The Otava is a river in West and South Bohemia, Czech Republic. It is 112 kilometres (70 mi) long and is a left tributary of the Vltava. The river flows through several towns, including Sušice, Strakonice and Písek. The river's name is of Celtic origin. It is a popular river for water sports. The local dialect of Prachens also uses the name "Wotāva".


Coordinates: 49°26′25″N 14°11′37″E / 49.44028°N 14.19361°E / 49.44028; 14.19361