Sázava (river)

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Sázava
Sázava River (CZE) at Kliment's View.jpg
The Sázava River at Kliment's View
The Sázava and its watershed until it enters the Vltava (magenta)
Location
CountryCzech Republic
RegionVysočina, Central Bohemia
Physical characteristics
SourceVelké Dářko Pond
 - locationVysočina
MouthVltava
 - location
near Davle, Central Bohemia
Length225.9 km (140.4 mi)
Basin size4,350 km2 (1,680 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - locationmouth
 - average25.2 m3/s (890 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftŽelivka
ProgressionVltavaElbeNorth Sea

Sázava (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsaːzava]) is a river in Bohemia, Czech Republic. It is a right tributary of the Vltava. It is 226 kilometres (140 mi) long, and its basin area is 4,350 square kilometres (1,680 sq mi),[1] mostly contained in the Vysočina and Central Bohemian regions (except for a small area in the northeastern corner of Tábor District, South Bohemian Region).

Its sources are in the area of Žďár nad Sázavou, including Velké Dářko (Polnička, Žďár nad Sázavou District). It meanders in a generally north-westwardly direction, past Hamry nad Sázavou, Havlíčkův Brod, Sázava, Přibyslav, Nové Dvory, Pohled, Havlíčkův Brod, Světlá nad Sázavou, Ledeč nad Sázavou, Chřenovice, across the Vysočina-Central Bohemian border to Vlastějovice, Horka II , Zruč nad Sázavou, where it is joined by its right tributary Želivka, Kácov, Soběšín, Český Šternberk, Rataje nad Sázavou, Ledečko and Sázava-Černé Budy (Sázava Monastery). From here it flows generally westward, past Stříbrná Skalice, Chocerady, Hvězdonice, Senohraby (Zlenice castle), Čtyřkoly, Čerčany, Poříčí nad Sázavou, Nespeky, Týnec nad Sázavou, Krhanice, Kamenný Přívoz, reaching its confluence with the Vlatva (at the latter's 78.3 km mark) at the boundary between Hradištko and Davle, just south of the municipal border of Prague.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charakteristiky toků a povodí ČR - Sázava" (in Czech). VÚV TGM. Retrieved 2018-05-08.

Coordinates: 49°38′16″N 15°53′47″E / 49.6378°N 15.8964°E / 49.6378; 15.8964