The Crni Timok (Serbian Cyrillic: Црни Тимок, "Black Timok"), also known as Crna River (Црна река / Crna reka, "Black River") or Krivovirski Timok (Кривовирски Тимок, "Timok of Krivi Vir"), is a headwater of the Timok River.

Crni Timok
Krivovirski Timok
Crni Timok.jpg
Native nameЦрни Тимок  (Serbian)
Location
CountrySerbia
DistrictBor District, Zaječar District
CityKrivi Vir, Lukovo, Jablanica,
Valakonje, Savinac, Gamzigrad,
Zvezdan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationVeliki Maljenik, Zaječar District
Mouth 
 • location
Zaječar, Zaječar District
 • coordinates
43°55′12″N 22°17′52″E / 43.92000°N 22.29778°E / 43.92000; 22.29778Coordinates: 43°55′12″N 22°17′52″E / 43.92000°N 22.29778°E / 43.92000; 22.29778
Length84[1] km (52 mi)
Basin size1,232[2] km2 (476 sq mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftRadovanska, Suva, Velika,
Salešča, Šarbanovačka,
Jasenova, Bajnska, Suva
 • rightVelika Suvaja, Mirovska,
Arnauta, Osnička
ProgressionTimokDanubeBlack Sea

It originates from the northern side of the Veliki Maljenik mountain, in the Kučaj area of eastern Serbia. It flows near the village of Krivi Vir and continues generally to the north-east, flowing through the Crnorečka kotlina (Црноречка котлина, "depression of Crna Reka"), populated with many smaller villages (Lukovo, Jablanica, Valakonje, Savinac, Gamzigrad, Zvezdan). At Gamzigrad there is also an important archeological site from Roman times.

After a flow of 84 km,[1] the Crni Timok reaches Zaječar, where it joins the Beli Timok River, forming the Veliki Timok River. It drains an area of 1,232 km2 (476 sq mi).[2]

Early in its course it receives from the right the Radovanska, Suva, Velika, Salešča, Šarbanovačka, Jasenova, Bajnska and Suva rivers and from the left the Velika Suvaja, Mirovska, Arnauta, Osnička. Since most of the right tributaries come from the highly polluted area of the Bor copper mining basin, they pollute the Crni Timok.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Serbia 2017 (PDF) (in Serbian and English). Belgrade: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. October 2017. p. 16. ISSN 0354-4206. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Velika Morava River Basin, ICPDR, November 2009, p. 3

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