Provadiya (river)

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Provadiya
(Провадийска река)
Provadiyska-reka.jpg
The Provadiya river
Country Bulgaria
Basin features
Main source Ludogorie Plateau, north of Shumen, Bulgaria
43°26′11″N 26°50′29″E / 43.43639°N 26.84139°E / 43.43639; 26.84139
River mouth Lake Devnya, ultimately the Black Sea
43°10′57″N 27°38′58″E / 43.18250°N 27.64944°E / 43.18250; 27.64944Coordinates: 43°10′57″N 27°38′58″E / 43.18250°N 27.64944°E / 43.18250; 27.64944
Basin size 2,132 km2 (823 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 119 km (74 mi)

The Provadiya (Провадийска река, Provadiyska reka, takes its name from the town of Provadiya) and is a river in northeastern Bulgaria. It is 119 km long and has a drainage basin of 2,132 km². The river takes its source from close to the village of Dobri Voynikovo in Shumen Province, flowing southeast and then making a sharp turn northeast to empty into Lake Devnya at Devnya. It is part of the Black Sea drainage area, as Lake Devnya is connected to Lake Varna and it to the Black Sea.