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The Ialomița (Romanian: râul Ialomița pronounced [ˈjalomit͡sa] (About this soundlisten)) is a river of Southern Romania. It rises from the Bucegi Mountains in the Carpathians. It discharges into the Borcea branch of the Danube in Giurgeni. It is 417 km (259 mi) long, and its basin area is 10,350 km2 (4,000 sq mi).[1] Ialomița County takes its name from this river.

Ialomița
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Ialomița River crossing DN2A
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The Ialomița in Romania
Location
CountryRomania
CountiesDâmbovița, Prahova, Ilfov,
Ialomița
CitiesTârgoviște, Slobozia
Physical characteristics
SourceBucegi Mountains
 ⁃ locationnorth of Moroeni
MouthDanube
 ⁃ location
near Hârșova
 ⁃ coordinates
44°41′54″N 27°51′21″E / 44.69833°N 27.85583°E / 44.69833; 27.85583Coordinates: 44°41′54″N 27°51′21″E / 44.69833°N 27.85583°E / 44.69833; 27.85583
Length417 km (259 mi)
Basin size10,350 km2 (4,000 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftPrahova

The upper reach of the river is sometimes known as Valea Obârșiei or Obârșia Ialomiței.

LocalitiesEdit

The following localities are situated along the river Ialomița, from source to mouth: Moroeni, Pietroșița, Fieni, Pucioasa, Doicești, Aninoasa, Târgoviște, Răzvad, Comișani, Băleni, Finta, Cojasca, Poienarii Burchii, Fierbinți-Târg, Dridu, Urziceni, Manasia, Alexeni, Ion Roată, Sfăntu Gheorghe, Balaciu, Căzănești, Ciochina, Andrășești, Perieți, Slobozia, Cosâmbești, Bucu, Sudiți and Țăndărei.

The largest cities along the Ialomița are Târgoviște and Slobozia.

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Ialomița (from source to mouth):

Left: Valea Șugărilor, Cocora, Lăptici, Scândurari, Blana, Nucet, Oboarele, Scropoasa, Orzea, Brândușa, Gâlma, Ialomicioara (I), Rușeț, Bizdidel, Slănic de Răzvad, Slănic, Pâscov, Crivăț, Cricovul Dulce, Prahova, Sărata, Cotorca, Sărățuica, Fundata, Valea Lată Sărată

Right: Valea Doamnelor, Valea Sucheniței, Horoaba, Coteanu, Valea Văcăriei, Tătaru, Gâlgoiu, Mircea, Bolboci, Lucăcilă, Zănoaga, Valea Cabanierului, Brătei, Izvorul Rătei, Raciu, Valea Doicii, Seciul cu Colți, Voivodeni, Țâța, Ialomicioara (II), Vulcana, Izvor, Racovița, Sticlărie, Snagov, Cociovaliștea, Comana

Lakes and damsEdit

HistoryEdit

The Naparis River, mentioned in Histories Book 4, is likely the modern Ialomița. The Naparis was one of five Scythian Rivers listed by Herodotus which began in Scythia and fed into the Danube.

ReferencesEdit