Pedja (river)

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Pedja
Pedja jõgi, 2008.jpg
The Pedja in spring
Country Estonia
Basin features
Main source Simuna, Lääne-Viru County
River mouth Emajõgi
33 m (108 ft)
Basin size 2,719 km2 (1,050 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 122 km (76 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    10.9 m3/s (380 cu ft/s)

The Pedja (Estonian: Pedja jõgi) is the fourth longest river in Estonia. Its source is near Simuna on the southern slopes of the Pandivere Upland. The river flows for 122 km through Lääne-Viru, Jõgeva and Tartu counties before joining the Emajõgi northeast of Lake Võrtsjärv. The last 4 km section of the river after confluence with Põltsamaa is known as the Pede. The largest settlement on the river is Jõgeva.

The Pedja is also the origin of the name of Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, a large protected area on the river's lower reaches.


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Coordinates: 58°24′51.12″N 26°11′19.79″E / 58.4142000°N 26.1888306°E / 58.4142000; 26.1888306