The Jijia (Ukrainian: Жижія Zhyzhiya) is a river in Ukraine and the Moldavia region of Romania. It rises in Ukraine at an altitude of 410 metres, flows south in Botoșani County through the town of Dorohoi and meets the Prut in Gorban, Iași County.[1][2] It has a length of 287 km (178 mi),[3] of which 275 km in Romania,[2] and a drainage area of about 5,770 km2 (2,230 sq mi), of which 5,757 km2 (2,223 sq mi) in Romania.[2][4] Major tributaries are the rivers Sitna, Miletin and Bahlui.

Jijia
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Location
CountryUkraine, Romania
CountiesBotoșani, Iași
TownDorohoi
Physical characteristics
SourceUkraine
 • elevation410 m (1,350 ft)
MouthPrut
 • location
Gorban
 • coordinates
46°54′12″N 28°04′58″E / 46.90333°N 28.08278°E / 46.90333; 28.08278Coordinates: 46°54′12″N 28°04′58″E / 46.90333°N 28.08278°E / 46.90333; 28.08278
Length287 km (178 mi)
Basin size5,770 km2 (2,230 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • minimum0.14 m3/s (4.9 cu ft/s)
 • maximum340 m3/s (12,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionPrutDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • rightSitna, Miletin, Bahlui

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Jijia (from source to mouth):[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Planul național de management. Sinteza planurilor de management la nivel de bazine/spații hidrografice, anexa 7.1" (PDF, 5.1 MB). Administrația Națională Apele Române. 2010. pp. 1037–1038.
  2. ^ a b c d Atlasul cadastrului apelor din România. Partea 1 (in Romanian). Bucharest: Ministerul Mediului. 1992. pp. 448–458. OCLC 895459847. River code: XIII.1.15
  3. ^ Evaluarea hidrologică a bazinului r. Prut, L. Chirică
  4. ^ 2017 Romanian Statistical Yearbook, p. 13
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