Morava River

I
River, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Formed by the confluence of the South (Južna) Morava and West (Zapadna) Morava rivers, it flows north to enter the Danube River, after a course of 137 mi (221 km). The total area of the Morava River basin is 14,457 sq mi (37,444 sq km), corresponding almost to the political definition of Serbia.
II

River, eastern Czech Republic.

It rises in mountains and flows south to enter the Danube River just above Bratislava, Slovakia, after a course of 227 mi (365 km). In its lower course it first divides the Czech Republic from Slovakia and then divides Slovakia from Austria. It gives its name to Moravia, the area around it.

* * *

      tributary of the Danube rising in eastern Czech Republic; in its lower course, the river divides the Czech Republic from Slovakia and then Slovakia from Austria. It gives its name to Moravia, an ancient region that covers most of the river's drainage basin, which is 15,000 square miles (38,900 square km) in area. Its western tributaries drain from the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands; the eastern tributaries, of which the Bečva is the most significant, drain from the westernmost ranges of the Carpathians. The Morava River rises on the southern slope of Králický Sněžník in the Nízký and Hrubý Jeseník mountains and follows a 227-mile (365-kilometre) course south to enter the Danube River just above Bratislava, Slovakia. The river valley has been important historically as one of Europe's natural corridors. A low pass in the north between the Bečva and Oder rivers—the Moravian Gate—connects the Danube countries with the Silesian Plain and the Central Plain of Poland.

Serbo-Croatian  Velika Morava 

      river in Serbia, formed by the confluence of the South (Južna) Morava and West (Zapadna) Morava rivers. It follows a 137-mile (221-kilometre) course, mainly northerly, to enter the Danube River near Smederevo. North of Lapovo the Morava opens into the wide, meandering Pomoravlje valley, a fertile agricultural region. The total area of the Morava River basin is some 14,500 square miles (37,500 square km), almost corresponding to the political definition of Serbia.

      The West Morava originates in southern Serbia and Macedonia on the west-facing slope of Golija Mountain. Three hydroelectric stations are located along its 185-mile (298-kilometre) course. The South Morava is 198 miles (319 km) long from its source at the union of the Binačka Morava and Moravica rivers. Lake Vlasina on the Vlasina, a tributary, provides water for four hydroelectric stations. The Nišava, another tributary, rises in western Bulgaria; its valley provides an important transportation route from Belgrade via Sofia to Turkey. The Morava and the South Morava together are a vital part of the Morava-Vardar (Axiós) corridor, a main road and rail route in Serbia.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Morava (river) — Morava (March) Morva River …   Wikipedia

  • Morava River — Infobox River river name = Morava image size = caption = The Morava meets the Danube in Bratislava Devín origin = Králický Sněžník mouth = Danube basin countries = Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria length = 354 km elevation = 1,380 m mouth… …   Wikipedia

  • Morava — is a Slavic river name. It may refer to: Rivers Great Morava (Velika Morava) in central Serbia South Morava (Južna Morava), tributary of the Great Morava West Morava (Zapadna Morava), tributary of the Great Morava Morava River (German: March), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Morava (Serbie) — 44°42′42″N 21°02′05″E / 44.71167, 21.03472 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

  • Morava Offensive Operation — Part of Serbian Campaign (World War I) 300px Bulgarian army crossed the River Morava Date 14 October 1915 9 November 1915 …   Wikipedia

  • River Flotilla of the Serbian Armed Forces — River Flotilla of Serbian Armed Forces Rečna Flotila River Flotilla Unit Emblem and Flag …   Wikipedia

  • Morava — [mor′ə və] 1. Czech name for MORAVIA2 2. river in Moravia flowing south along the Austrian border, into the Danube: c. 230 mi (370 km) 3. river in E Serbia and Montenegro, flowing north into the Danube: 134 mi (216 km) …   English World dictionary

  • Morava — geographical name 1. river about 220 miles (354 kilometers) central Europe flowing S from E Czech Republic & forming part of the borders between the Czech Republic & Slovakia and Austria & Slovakia before entering the Danube 2. river 134 miles… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Morava — Czech., Serbo Croatian. /maw rddah vah/, n. 1. German, March. a river in central Europe, flowing S from NE Czech Republic, along part of the border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Slovakia and Austria, into the Danube W of Bratislava …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.