List of rivers of Bulgaria

This is a list of rivers in Bulgaria.

The longest river that Bulgaria has a bank on is the Danube (2,888 km), which spans most of the country's northern border. The longest one to run through the country (and also the deepest) is the Maritsa (480 km), while the longest river that runs solely in Bulgaria is the Iskar (368 km).

RegionsEdit

 
Map of drainage regions and drainage divide in Bulgaria

A country rich in water resources, Bulgaria has a large number of rivers that are divided into several regions based on their mouth's location.

Rivers of northern Bulgaria, with the exception of the very east of the region, are typically tributaries of the Danube. Notable rivers in the area are the Iskar, Vit, Ogosta, Osam and Yantra.

The rivers in the eastern part of the country are typically short (except for Kamchiya) and flow into the Black Sea. Notable rivers in the region include the Kamchiya, Batova, Provadiyska, Devnenska, Ropotamo, Veleka and Rezovska.

Most of the rivers that rise in southern Bulgaria have their mouths in the Aegean Sea outside Bulgarian territory. A notable exception is the Iskar that takes its source from Rila and runs through Stara Planina forming a gorge to reach the Danube. Depending on their location, they are divided into two regions, a Western Aegean and Eastern Aegean one. The former embraces the Struma and Mesta, while rivers in the latter include the Arda, Maritsa and Tundzha.

ListEdit

 
Map of rivers, drainage divide and main drainage basins in Bulgaria
  Danube  
  a1 Timok
  a2 Topolovets
  a3 Voynishka reka
  a4 Vidbol
  a5 Archar
  a6 Skomlya
  a7 Lom
  a8 Tsibritsa
  a9 Ogosta
  a10 Iskar
  a11 Vit
  a12 Osam
  a13 Barata
  a14 Yantra
  a15 Rusenski Lom
  a16 Topchiyska reka
  a17 Tsaratsar
  a18 Senkovets
  a19 Kanagyol
  a20 Suha reka
  a21 Nishava
 Black sea 
  b0 Shablenska reka
  b1 Batova reka
  b2 Provadiyska reka
  b3 Kamchiya
  b18 Fandakliyska reka
  b4 Dvoynitsa
  b5 Hadzhiyska reka
  b6 Aheloy
  b7 Aytoska reka
  b8 Chukarska reka
  b9 Rusokastrenska reka
  b10 Sredetska reka
  b11 Fakiyska reka
  b12 Izvorska reka
  b13 Ropotamo
  b14 Dyavolska reka
  b15 Kitenska reka
  b16 Veleka
  b17 Rezovska reka
Aegean sea
  c1 Struma
  c2 Mesta
  c3 Maritsa
  c4 Arda
  c5 Tundzha
  c6 Luda reka
 
The Archar near Rabisha
 
The Sazliyka south of Kaloyanovets

Note: in Bulgarian, reka means river.

See alsoEdit