The Kaczawa (German: Katzbach), in English Katzbach, is a river in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in Poland. It springs from the Kaczawskie Mountains near Kaczorów and flows north and northeast through the towns of Świerzawa, Złotoryja and Legnica. Among its tributaries is the Czarna Woda. After a length of 98 km (61 mi) the Kaczawa empties into the Oder river at Prochowice.

Kaczawa
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The Bridge over the River Kaczawa in Legnica
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Map of the Kaczawa; the river flows northwards
Location
CountryPoland
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationKaczawskie Mountains
Mouth 
 • location
Oder
 • coordinates
51°17′51″N 16°25′13″E / 51.2974°N 16.4202°E / 51.2974; 16.4202Coordinates: 51°17′51″N 16°25′13″E / 51.2974°N 16.4202°E / 51.2974; 16.4202
Length98 km (61 mi)
Basin size2,500 km2 (970 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionOderBaltic Sea

Kaczawa between Legnica and Dunino was the site of the Battle of the Katzbach on 26 August 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Katzbach" . The American Cyclopædia. 1879.