Lonja is a river in central Croatia, a left tributary of the Sava. It is 49 kilometres (30 mi) long and its basin covers an area of 4,259 square kilometres (1,644 sq mi).[1]

Lonja - panoramio.jpg
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
45°21′50″N 16°45′13″E / 45.3638°N 16.7537°E / 45.3638; 16.7537
Length49.1 km (30.5 mi) [1]
Basin size4,259 km2 (1,644 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionSavaDanubeBlack Sea

The Lonja rises in the Kalnik mountain in northern Croatia, southeast of Novi Marof, at 46°07′57″N 16°22′17″E / 46.132404°N 16.371417°E / 46.132404; 16.371417.[citation needed] It flows westward until turning south near Breznički Hum, passing east of Sveti Ivan Zelina, and turning southeast near Sveta Helena. East of Lupoglav, it turns south again, passing through Ivanić-Grad and nearing the river Sava.

It then flows in parallel to the Sava for the rest of its course, and the nature park Lonjsko polje, a protected area, covers the remainder of the Lonja river basin. Near the end of its course, the river splits into Stara Lonja ("Old Lonja") that enters Sava at the eponymous village of Lonja; and Trebeš or Trebež that discharges into Sava some 5.5 km downstream in the eponymous village of Trebež at 45°21′50″N 16°45′13″E / 45.3638°N 16.7537°E / 45.3638; 16.7537.[maps 1]

The main tributaries of the Lonja are:


  1. ^ Overview map of the river Lonja (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 13 May 2014.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sava River Basin Analysis Report" (PDF). International Sava River Basin Commission. September 2009. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF, 9.98 MB) on 2017-07-17.