Svratka (river)

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Soutok Svratky a Svitavy za obvyklých podmínek.jpg
Confluence of Svratka (left) and Svitava rivers
Origin Bohemian-Moravian Highlands
Mouth Dyje River
Basin countries Czech Republic
Length 168.5 km
Avg. discharge 27 ³/s near estuary
Basin area 7115.60 km²
Svatka River082.jpg

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 develops out of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, converges with the Svitava at Brno, and flows into the Dyje (Thaya) a few kilometres from Mikulov. The river is known in the local Moravian dialect as the Švarcava (from the German name of the river Schwarzach).


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