The Ipeľ (Slovak; pronounced [ˈipeʎ]) or Ipoly (Hungarian) (German: Eipel, archaic Slovak: Jupoľ, Latin: Bolia[1][2]) is a 232-kilometre (144 mi) long river in Slovakia and Hungary, a tributary of the Danube River. Its source is in central Slovakia in the Slovak Ore Mountains. It flows south to the Hungarian border, and then southwest, west, and again south along the border until it flows into the Danube near Szob.

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Ipeľ river near Šahy
Current and watershed of the Ipeľ River in Slovakia and Hungary
Native name
CountriesSlovakia and Hungary
Physical characteristics
 • locationLom nad Rimavicou, Slovakia
MouthDanube River
 • location
 • coordinates
47°49′06″N 18°50′55″E / 47.8182°N 18.8485°E / 47.8182; 18.8485Coordinates: 47°49′06″N 18°50′55″E / 47.8182°N 18.8485°E / 47.8182; 18.8485
Length232 km (144 mi)
Basin size5,151 km2 (1,989 sq mi)
 • locationmouth
 • average21 m3/s (740 cu ft/s)
 • minimum3 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)
 • maximum70 m3/s (2,500 cu ft/s)
Basin features
 • rightTisovník, Krtíš, Krupinica, Štiavnica
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea

The Ipeľ flows through or creates the border of the Banská Bystrica and Nitra regions in Slovakia, and Nógrád and Pest counties in Hungary.

Towns and villagesEdit

The following towns and villages are situated on the river, in downstream order:

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Pohl, W. (1980). "Die Gepiden und die Gentes an der mittleren Donau nach dem Zerfall des Attilareiches". In Wolfram, Herwig; Daim, Falko (eds.). Die Völker an der mittleren und unteren Donau im fünften und sechsten Jahrhundert. Berichte des Symposions der Kommission für Frühmitel-lalterforschung 24. bis 27. Oktober 1978, Stift Zwettl, Niederösterreich (in German). Vienna, Austria: Kommission für Frühmittelalterforschung, Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. pp. 239–305, page 266. ISBN 978-3-7001-0353-0.
  2. ^ Wolfram, Herwig (1990). "The Ostrogothic Kingdom in Pannonia". History of the Goths. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 264. ISBN 978-0-520-06983-1.