Vedea (river)

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Vedea
Vedea.River.1.jpg
Vedea in 2011, near Peretu
Countries Romania
Counties Argeș, Olt, Teleorman
Tributaries
 - left Teleorman
Towns Roșiorii de Vede, Alexandria
Source Dădulești Hill
 - location Cotmeana Plateau
 - elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Mouth Danube
 - location Bujoru
 - elevation 20 m (66 ft)
 - 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
Length 224 km (139 mi)
Progression DanubeBlack 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.

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".[1][2]

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: Vedița, Cotmeana, Tecuci, Burdea, Râul Câinelui, Teleorman

Right: Eiul, Brătășanul, Tisăr, Ciorâca, Cupen, Plapcea, Florișoru, Dorofei, Bratcov, Bărâcea, Gearanta, Izvoarele, Valea Viei

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Katičić, Radislav. Ancient Languages of the Balkans, Part One. Paris: Mouton, 1976: 147
  2. ^ Istoria râului Vedea

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