Svratka (river)

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For other places named Svratka, see Svratka (disambiguation).
Soutok Svratky a Svitavy za obvyklých podmínek.jpg
Confluence of Svratka (left) and Svitava rivers
Country Czech Republic
Basin features
Main source Bohemian-Moravian Highlands
River mouth Dyje River
Basin size 7,115.60 km2 (2,747.35 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 168.5 km (104.7 mi)
  • Average rate:
    27 m3/s (950 cu ft/s) near estuary

The Svratka (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsvratka]), formerly Švarcava (German: Schwarzach) is a river in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic with a length of 173.9 km. It rises in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, converges with the Svitava in Brno, and flows into the Dyje (Thaya) a near Mikulov. The river is known in the local Moravian dialect as the Švarcava (from the German name of the river Schwarzach).

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Coordinates: 48°54′16″N 16°36′44″E / 48.90444°N 16.61222°E / 48.90444; 16.61222