Otava (river)

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Otava River near Vrcovice
Origin Šumava
Mouth Vltava
Basin countries Czech Republic
Length 111.7 km
Avg. discharge 26 ³/s near estuary
Basin area 3826.8 km²

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