Uzh River

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Uzh River
Uzh river ukraine.jpg
Uzh River near Uzhhorod
Location
CountryUkraine, Slovakia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationUkraine
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Laborec
 ⁃ coordinates
48°35′54″N 21°59′26″E / 48.5983°N 21.9906°E / 48.5983; 21.9906Coordinates: 48°35′54″N 21°59′26″E / 48.5983°N 21.9906°E / 48.5983; 21.9906
Length127 km (79 mi)
Basin size2,750 km2 (1,060 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionLaborecLatoricaBodrogTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

The Uzh (Ukrainian: Уж; translit. Uzh; Slovak: Uh; Hungarian: Ung, Polish: ) is a river in Ukraine and Slovakia. Its name comes from the ancient west Slavic dialect word , meaning "Snake", (lat. "Serpentes").

The Uzh River is a tributary of the Laborets River, a river that flows in the Tysa Lowland in Transcarpathia oblast of western Ukraine. The river feeds numerous industries and is a source of drinking water and irrigation as well. It also has a hydropower station on it. Several important cities lie along its course, including Uzhhorod.[1]

It is 127 km (79 mi) long, of which 21.3 km (13.2 mi) are in Slovakia. It flows into the Laborec river near the city of Drahňov in the Michalovce District (okres).

The Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod and the semi-ruined Nevitske Castle are situated by the Uzh. The river forms part of the Slovakia–Ukraine border for about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) near the village of Pinkovce.

Regions[edit]

The Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod and the semi-ruined Nevitske Castle are situated by the Uzh. The river forms part of the Slovakia–Ukraine border for about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) near the village of Pinkovce.

The Uzh River located in the Zakarpattia region in Ukraine and in Michalovce and Sobrance district in Slovakia.

The Uzh, near Nevitske, in a frozen state.
Bridge on Uzh river, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
A small hydro power plant on the Uzh River near Nevitske.

Geography[edit]

The largest tributaries are, Right: Ug [uk; ru], Strychavka, Ulychka, Ubľa, Kamyanitsa, Dvernitsky, Domaarach, Volshava, Syry Potyk, Hachnyk. Left: Unnamed, Velikiy [uk], Template:Luta (river), Tur'ya, Simoni [uk].

The meander is winding, moderately branched. There are low waterfalls, many islands.

Etymology[edit]

The opinions of scientists disagree about the origin of the name of the river. Some believe that it got its name from the snake of the same name - Ukrainian: вужа Natrix, which is abundant in the valley of the river. Other researchers believe that its name is not related to the eponymous snake, by the way in the territory of Slovakia, the river is called "Uh". Linguists argue that since the territory of the province for some time was under the influence of the Bulgarians. The name of the river comes from the word sequence: ugol' (coal) or ugol (angle) abo (narrow), means narrow river valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uzh River". Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Retrieved 11 September 2013.