Rositsa (river)

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Gorna Rositsa Bridge 1.JPG
Physical characteristics
 - location
 - coordinates
43°14′46″N 25°42′28″E / 43.2461°N 25.7077°E / 43.2461; 25.7077Coordinates: 43°14′46″N 25°42′28″E / 43.2461°N 25.7077°E / 43.2461; 25.7077
Length148.5 km (92.3 mi)[1]
Basin size2,260 km2 (870 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
ProgressionYantraDanubeBlack Sea

The Rositsa (Bulgarian: Росица) is a river in central northern Bulgaria, the most important tributary (a left one) of the Yantra. It is 148.5 kilometres (92 mi) long and has a drainage basin of 2,260 square kilometres (873 sq mi).[1] Its ancient name was Lyginus.[2]

The river has its source in the Central Balkan Mountains between Shipka Pass to the east and Botev Peak to the west and flows north until Sevlievo, after which it gradually turns east-northeast until emptying into the Yantra. There is a dam on the river some 10–15 kilometres (6–9 mi) after Sevlievo, Aleksandar Stamboliyski Dam.

An important tributary is the Vidima, which flows into the Rositsa at Sevlievo. Other tributaries include the Negoychevitsa, the Kravenishka, the Byala and the Bagareshtitsa from the left, as well as the Malobuhalshtitsa, the Zelenikovets and the Marishtnitsa from the right.


  1. ^ a b c Statistical Yearbook 2017, National Statistical Institute (Bulgaria), p. 17
  2. ^ The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and other States of the Near East, from the Eighth to the Sixth Centuries B.C. The Cambridge Ancient History, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521850738, I. E. S. Edwards, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN 0521227178, p. 889.