Žitava (river)

The Žitava (Hungarian: Zsitva) is a river in southern Slovakia. It is the left tributary of the river Nitra. It flows into the Nitra near Šurany. It is 65.6 km (40.8 mi) long and its basin size is 907 km2 (350 sq mi).[1]:72 The old branch of the Žitava, Stará Žitava, branches off near Dolný Ohaj and flows into the old branch of the Nitra near Martovce.[1]:85

Žitava
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The Žitava river near Radvaň nad Dunajom, near its former mouth to the Danube
Location
CountrySlovakia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationPohronský Inovec
MouthNitra
 • location
Šurany
 • coordinates
48°05′10″N 18°13′02″E / 48.0860°N 18.2172°E / 48.0860; 18.2172Coordinates: 48°05′10″N 18°13′02″E / 48.0860°N 18.2172°E / 48.0860; 18.2172
Length65.6 km (40.8 mi)
Basin size907 km2 (350 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average5.05 m3/s (178 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionNitraVáhDanubeBlack Sea

EtymologyEdit

The name comes from Slavic žito: grain, corn. Žitava: probably "the river flowing through the grain fields".[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Plán manažmentu povodňového rizikavčiastkovom povodí Váhu
  2. ^ Varsik, Branislav (1990). Slovanské (slovenské) názvy riek na Slovensku a ich prevzatie Maďarmi v 10.-12. storočí (in Slovak). Bratislava: Slovenská akadémia vied. p. 50. ISBN 80-224-0163-3.