The Yantra running through Veliko Tarnovo
Central Stara Planina, Bulgaria|
1,340 m (4,400 ft)
Danube, close to Svishtov|
|Length||222 km (138 mi)|
|Progression||Danube→ Black Sea|
|Basin size||7,862 km2 (3,036 sq mi)|
The Yantra (Bulgarian: Я̀нтра) is a river in northern Bulgaria, a right tributary of the Danube. It is 222 km (138 mi) long (the second longest Bulgarian tributary of the Danube, after Iskar) and has a watershed of 7,862 km2 (3,036 sq mi).
The Yantra has its source from the northern foot of Hadzhi Dimitar Peak in Central Stara Planina, at 1,340 m (4,400 ft). In its upper course, it is often called Etar (Етър), its older name. The river flows into the Danube close to Svishtov.
A special feature of the river are the many gorges it forms by crossing the Fore-Balkan area, the largest one being close to Veliko Tarnovo, 7 km (4 mi) in length, albeit actually twice as long due to the river's many turns.
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