Barcău

The Barcău or Bereteu (Romanian or Berettyó in Hungarian) is a river which has its origin in Sălaj County, Romania. It is about 167 kilometres (104 mi) long with a watershed area of 5,812 km2 (2,244 sq mi).[1]: 22  After crossing Bihor County in Romania and Hajdú-Bihar and Békés County in Hungary, it flows into the Sebes-Körös (Romanian: Crișul Repede) near Szeghalom. Its length in Romania is 134 km (83 mi).[2]

Barcău
Berettyó
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Berettyó in Hungary
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Location
CountriesRomania and Hungary
CountiesRomania:
Hungary:
Towns
Physical characteristics
SourcePlopiș Mountains
 • locationnear Boghiș, Sălaj County, Romania
MouthCrișul Repede
 • location
near Szeghalom, Békés County, Hungary
 • coordinates
46°59′0″N 21°7′25″E / 46.98333°N 21.12361°E / 46.98333; 21.12361Coordinates: 46°59′0″N 21°7′25″E / 46.98333°N 21.12361°E / 46.98333; 21.12361
Length167 km (104 mi)
Basin size5,812 km2 (2,244 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionCrișul RepedeKörösTiszaDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • rightIer

The upper reach of the Barcău, upstream of the junction with the Răchita is locally called the Ștei, Berchesei or Bărcașu. The reach between the junctions with the Răchita and the Toplița is locally known as the Tusa. The name Barcău is only used following its confluence with the Toplița.[3][4]

Towns and villagesEdit

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Barcău, from source to mouth: in Romania: Valcău de Jos, Boghiș, Nușfalău, Ip, Suplacu de Barcău, Balc, Abram, Marghita, Abrămuț, Chișlaz, Sălard, Tămășeu, in Hungary Kismarja, Pocsaj, Gáborján, Berettyóújfalu, Szeghalom.

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Barcău (from source to mouth):[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Analysis of the Tisza River Basin 2007, IPCDR
  2. ^ a b Atlasul cadastrului apelor din România. Partea 1 (in Romanian). Bucharest: Ministerul Mediului. 1992. pp. 119–125. OCLC 895459847. River code: III.1.44.33
  3. ^ Ioan Abrudan, Aurel Medve – Ghidul ariilor naturale protejate din județul Sălaj – Editura Școala Noastră, Zalău, 2008 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2013-07-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Izvoarele Barcăului – Munții Șes Archived August 18, 2013, at the Wayback Machine