Otava (river)

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Otava
Otava.jpg
Otava River near Vrcovice
Country Czech Republic
Basin
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)
Discharge
  • 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".

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