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The Bahlui is the largest river of Iași County, in eastern Romania. It is a right tributary of the river Jijia. Its name is derived from Cuman and it means "muddy river". The Bahlui river has a length of 119 km and an average volume flowing of about 2.8 m³/s. The surface of the basin has about 2007 km².

Bahlui River
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Bahlui River in Iași
CountiesBotoșani, Iași
TownsHârlău, Iași
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationTudora
 ⁃ elevation500 m (1,600 ft)
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
47°7′45″N 27°44′13″E / 47.12917°N 27.73694°E / 47.12917; 27.73694Coordinates: 47°7′45″N 27°44′13″E / 47.12917°N 27.73694°E / 47.12917; 27.73694
Length119 km (74 mi)
Basin size2,007 km2 (775 sq mi)
 ⁃ locationMouth
 ⁃ average2.8 m3/s (99 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionJijiaPrutDanubeBlack Sea

Its spring is located at an altitude of 500 metres in the Tudora Comune, Botoșani County, in the eastern part of Suceava Plateau. It flows through the Jijia Plain, from north-west toward south-east and through the cities of Hârlău (formerly named after the river: Târgul Bahluiului) and Iași. It flows into the Jijia near Holboca, east of Iași. The quality of its waters is rather low, due to spills of industrial plants, especially in Iași. The Pârcovaci and Tansa-Belcești are located on the Bahlui River.



  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române – Cadastrul Apelor – București
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie – Rîurile României – București 1971
  • ICPA – Comune vulnerabile – Județul Iași [1]

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bahlui River at Wikimedia Commons

  • Trasee turistice – județul Iași [2]