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Crișul Alb (river)

The Crișul Alb (Romanian), (Hungarian: Fehér-Körös) is a river in western Romania in the historical region of Transylvania and south-eastern Hungary (Békés County). Its source is in the southern Apuseni Mountains (Romanian: Munții Apuseni). It flows through the towns Brad, Ineu, Chișineu-Criș in Romania, and Gyula in Hungary. Crossing the border of Hungary, the river, now called Fehér-Körös, joins the Fekete-Körös a few kilometres north from Gyula to form the Körös River.

Râul Crișul Alb
Fehér-Körös
Brad feher koros.jpg
Location
CountryRomania, Hungary
CountiesRomania:
Hunedoara, Arad
Hungary:
Békés
TownsBrad, Gyula
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationApuseni Mountains
MouthKörös
 - locationnear Gyula
 - coordinates46°42′1″N 21°16′9″E / 46.70028°N 21.26917°E / 46.70028; 21.26917Coordinates: 46°42′1″N 21°16′9″E / 46.70028°N 21.26917°E / 46.70028; 21.26917
Length236 km (147 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftCigher
ProgressionKörösTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

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Towns and villagesEdit

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Crișul Alb, from source to mouth. In Romania: Brad, Baia de Criș, Hălmagiu, Gurahonț, Dieci, Sebiș, Bocsig, Ineu, Șicula, Chișineu-Criș

In Hungary: Gyula, Doboz

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Crișul Alb:

The Canalul Morilor, an irrigation canal, runs parallel to the Crișul Alb through the lowland area between Buteni and Pilu.

ReferencesEdit

  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române – Cadastrul Apelor – Bucharest
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie – Rîurile României – Bucharest, 1971
  • Trasee turistice – județul Arad [1]
  • Trasee turistice – județul Hunedoara [2]

MapsEdit

  • Harta județului Alba [3]
  • Harta județului Hunedoara [4]
  • Harta interactivă județul Arad [5]

External linksEdit