Trgoviški Timok

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Trgoviški Timok
Korenatac, Strma reka
Country Serbia
City Kalna, Knjaževac
Mouth Beli Timok
 - location Knjaževac
 - coordinates 43°34′31″N 22°15′33″E / 43.57528°N 22.25917°E / 43.57528; 22.25917Coordinates: 43°34′31″N 22°15′33″E / 43.57528°N 22.25917°E / 43.57528; 22.25917
Length 50 km (31 mi)
Basin 520 km2 (201 sq mi)
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Confluence of Svrljiski and Trgoviski Timok

The Trgoviški Timok (Cyrillic: Трговишки Тимок; "Timok of Trgovište") is a river in Serbia, also known as Korenatac (Cyrillic: Коренатац) or Strma reka (Cyrillic: Стрма река; "steep river"). It starts on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina mountains), right under the highest peak of the mountain in Serbia, Midžor, less than a kilometer from the Bulgarian border. The river runs to the east, receiving three smaller streams from the other peaks of Balkan mountain range with colorful names (Babin Zub and Tri Uši; Cyrillic: Бабин Зуб and Три Уши; "Oldwife's Tooth" and "Three Ears"). The river passes through the villages of Balta Berilovac, Vrtovac and Inovo. On this reach it receives the Debelička and Ćuštička rivers from the left and the Golaška and Inovksa rivers from the right. At the village of Kalna, it is joined by the Stanjanska River, flowing down the northern slopes of the Jadovnik mountain, turns to the north and becomes known as the Trgoviški Timok.

The Trgoviški Timok flows to the north-west, through Gornja Kamenica, Donja Kamenica, Štrbac, and Trgovište, a suburb of Knjaževac and one of the rare settlements in eastern Serbia that experiences population growth. It also gave the name to the river. On this reach it receives the Deščanska River from the left and the Papratska, Brezova, Žukovska and Štitarska rivers from the right.

The Trgoviški Timok is 50 km long.Running on the left slopes of the Tresibaba mountain, the river reaches Knjaževac, where it is joined by the Svrljiški Timok from the south-west, forming together the Beli Timok. It drains an area of 520 km².

Tributaries[edit]

The tributaries of the Trgoviški Timok are:

Left: Debelička, Ćuštička, Stanjanska River, Deščanska

Right: Golaška, Inovksa, Papratska, Brezova, Žukovska, Štitarska