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The Yantra running through Veliko Tarnovo
|Main source||Central Stara Planina, Bulgaria
1,340 m (4,400 ft)
|River mouth||Danube, close to Svishtov|
|Length||285 km (177 mi)|
|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 285 km (177 mi) long (the third longest Bulgarian tributary of the Danube) 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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