Vedea

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Vedea
Vedea.River.1.jpg
Vedea in 2011, near Peretu
Location
CountryRomania
CountiesArgeș, Olt, Teleorman
TownsRoșiorii de Vede, Alexandria
Physical characteristics
SourceDădulești Hill
 ⁃ locationCotmeana Plateau
 ⁃ elevation435 m (1,427 ft)
MouthDanube
 ⁃ location
Bujoru
 ⁃ coordinates
43°39′13″N 25°31′35″E / 43.65361°N 25.52639°E / 43.65361; 25.52639Coordinates: 43°39′13″N 25°31′35″E / 43.65361°N 25.52639°E / 43.65361; 25.52639
 ⁃ elevation
20 m (66 ft)
Length224 km (139 mi)
Basin size5,430 km2 (2,100 sq mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftTeleorman
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea

The Vedea (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈvede̯a]) is a river in southern Romania that flows from the Cotmeana Plateau and empties into the Danube, having a total length of 224 km, of which 33 km is regulated. Its drainage basin area is 5,430 km2.[1]

It flows in Argeș, Olt and Teleorman counties. The towns Alexandria and Roșiorii de Vede lie in the vicinity of the river.

The name of the river is Dacian in origin, from Indo-European *wed, "water".[2][3]

Towns and villages[edit]

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Vedea, from source to mouth: Făgețelu, Spineni, Tătulești, Optași, Corbu, Nicolae Titulescu, Văleni, Stejaru, Roșiorii de Vede, Vedea, Peretu, Plosca, Mavrodin, Buzescu, Alexandria, Poroschia, Brânceni, Smârdioasa, Cervenia, Conțești, Bragadiru, Bujoru.

Tributaries[edit]

The following rivers are tributaries of the Vedea:

Left: Ciorâca, Tișar, Vedița, Cupen, Cotmeana, Tecuci, Burdea, Pârâul Câinelui, Teleorman

Right: Plapcea, Dorofei, Bratcov, Bărâcea, Nanov, Izvoarele

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 Romanian Statistical Yearbook, p. 13
  2. ^ Katičić, Radislav. Ancient Languages of the Balkans, Part One. Paris: Mouton, 1976: 147
  3. ^ Istoria râului Vedea