Hornád (Slovak, pronounced [ˈɦɔrnaːt]) or Hernád (Hungarian, pronounced [ˈhɛrnaːd]) is a river in eastern Slovakia and north-eastern Hungary.

Hornád
Hernád
Hornad in Slovak Paradise.jpg
The gorge of Hornád river in Slovak Paradise
Current and watershed of the Hornád River in Slovakia and Hungary
Location
CountriesSlovakia and Hungary
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationKráľova hoľa hill
Mouth 
 • location
Sajó
 • coordinates
47°59′25″N 20°55′47″E / 47.9903°N 20.9296°E / 47.9903; 20.9296Coordinates: 47°59′25″N 20°55′47″E / 47.9903°N 20.9296°E / 47.9903; 20.9296
Length286 km (178 mi)
Basin size5,436 km2 (2,099 sq mi) 5,413.5 km2 (2,090.2 sq mi)[1]
Discharge 
 • locationConfluence of Sajó
 • average32.16 m3/s (1,136 cu ft/s) 38.555 m3/s (1,361.6 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin features
ProgressionSajóTiszaDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • leftHnilec
The Hernád river at Gibárt, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary

It is a tributary to the river Slaná (Sajo). The source of the Hornád is the eastern slopes of Kráľova hoľa hill, south of Šuňava.[3]

The river is 286 km long, with 178 km located in Slovakia, and the remaining 108 km in Hungary.[4]

Cities along its course are Spišská Nová Ves and Košice, both in Slovakia. It flows into the river Sajó (Slovak Slaná) southeast of Miskolc.[3]

Along the river are a series of six separate limestone rocky cliffs and steep slopes, which collectively make up the Site of Community Importance 'Hornádske vápence'.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rivers Network". 2020.
  2. ^ "Rivers Network". 2020.
  3. ^ a b "The Hornád River". splavujeme.sk. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  4. ^ Slovak Environmental Agency. "1 Introduction". Pilot Project PiP1: Hornád/Hernád, Integrated Revitalisation of the Hornád/Hernád River Valley. TICAD. p. 5. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ Vadel, Ľuboš. "Phytosociological Assessment Of Site Of Community Importance Hornádske Vápence" (PDF). conferences.ukf.sk. Retrieved 2 September 2015.