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The Rába at Molnaszecsőd
Country Austria, Hungary
Physical characteristics
Main source Austrian Alps (Teichalm)
1,150 m (3,770 ft)
River mouth Danube (Mosoni Duna branch), Győr
47°41′03″N 17°38′04″E / 47.68417°N 17.63444°E / 47.68417; 17.63444Coordinates: 47°41′03″N 17°38′04″E / 47.68417°N 17.63444°E / 47.68417; 17.63444
Length 398 km (247 mi)
  • Average rate:
    18 m3/s (640 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression DanubeBlack Sea
Basin size 14,968 km2 (5,779 sq mi)

The Rába (German: Raab; Hungarian: Rába; Slovene: Raba [ˈráːba];[1] Prekmurje dialect: Rába[citation needed]) is a river in southeastern Austria and western Hungary and a right tributary of the Danube. Its source is in Austria, some kilometres east of Bruck an der Mur below Heubodenhöhe Hill. It flows through the Austrian states of Styria and Burgenland, and the Hungarian counties of Vas and Győr-Moson-Sopron. It flows into a tributary of the Danube (Mosoni-Duna) in northwestern Hungary, in the city of Győr. Towns along the Rába include Gleisdorf, Feldbach (both in Austria), and Szentgotthárd and Körmend (in Hungary). In the early Cenozoic the river used to flow in the opposite direction, but tectonic uplift reversed this flow.

The Rába Slovenes, living in the Rába Valley (Sln. Porabje, Hung. Vendvidék), are the westernmost group of Hungarian Slovenes. The Raba Valley is part of the wider region of Prekmurje.[2]


  1. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Raba". 
  2. ^ "Slovenians in Hungary". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Slovenia. Retrieved 11 February 2011.