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Tundzha, Tunca
The Tunca River at Edirne, Turkey
Country Bulgaria, Turkey
Basin features
Main source east of Botev Peak, Stara Planina, Bulgaria
1,940 m (6,360 ft)
42°43′40″N 24°58′10″E / 42.72778°N 24.96944°E / 42.72778; 24.96944
River mouth Maritsa, Edirne, Turkey
41°42′N 26°34′E / 41.700°N 26.567°E / 41.700; 26.567 (Tundzha River mouth)Coordinates: 41°42′N 26°34′E / 41.700°N 26.567°E / 41.700; 26.567 (Tundzha River mouth)
Basin size 7,884 km2 (3,044 sq mi) in Bulgaria
Physical characteristics
Length 350 km (220 mi) in Bulgaria

The Tùndzha (Bulgarian: Тунджа, Turkish: Tunca, Greek: Τόνζος) is a river in Bulgaria and Turkey and the most significant tributary of the Maritsa, emptying into it on Turkish territory near Edirne.

The river takes its source from the central parts of Stara Planina north of Kalofer, it then flows east and makes a sharp turn to the south before Yambol, in which direction it flows until it reaches the Maritsa. The Tundzha's length on Bulgarian territory is 350 km. It has about 50 tributaries, the more important of which Mochuritsa, Popovska and Sinapovska.

Towns on the banks of the river include Kalofer, Yambol and Elhovo.


Tundzha Glacier on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Tundzha River.


Pictures of Tundzha River in Yambol:

Tundzha River in Yambol, Bulgaria - The Bridge that connects former Mineral Public Bath and Hotel Tundzha with the City Park
Tundzha River in Yambol, Bulgaria - near the City Stadium and the City Park

Pictures of Tundzha River near Elhovo: