Krapina (river)

The Krapina is a Croatian river flowing through Krapina-Zagorje County and Zagreb County. It is a tributary to the Sava. The confluence of the Krapina River and the Sava River is near Zaprešić. Its length is 66.9 km (41.6 mi) and its basin covers an area of 1,237 km2 (478 sq mi).[1]

River Krapina Zaprešić.jpg
River Krapina near Zaprešić
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
45°49′39″N 15°49′24″E / 45.8274°N 15.8234°E / 45.8274; 15.8234Coordinates: 45°49′39″N 15°49′24″E / 45.8274°N 15.8234°E / 45.8274; 15.8234
Length66.9 km (41.6 mi) [1]
Basin size1,237 km2 (478 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionSavaDanubeBlack Sea

The hydrological parameters of Krapina are regularly monitored in Croatia at Kupljenovo.[2]

The name "Krapina" is supposed to come from Latin word "carpinus" (of the carp). Another theory is that it comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker (to cut) and *h2ep (water), so that it means "the water that cuts through the valley".[3][unreliable source?]


  1. ^ a b c "Sava River Basin Analysis Report" (PDF, 9.98 MB). International Sava River Basin Commission. September 2009. p. 13. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  2. ^ "Daily hydrological report". State Hydrometeorological Bureau of the Republic of Croatia. Retrieved 2010-09-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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