Lužnice (river)

The Lužnice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈluʒɲɪtsɛ] (About this soundlisten); German: Lainsitz) is a river in the Czech Republic (204 km) starting in Austria (4 km). It flows into the Vltava river in Týn nad Vltavou (approximately 50 km north of České Budějovice). The river drains 4,226 square kilometers.

Lužnice
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The Lužnice near Bechyně
The Lužnice and its watershed until it enters the Vltava (magenta)
Location
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Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationGratzen Mountains, Austria
 ⁃ coordinates48°35′50.6″N 14°43′54″E / 48.597389°N 14.73167°E / 48.597389; 14.73167
 ⁃ elevation970 m (3,180 ft)
MouthVltava
 ⁃ coordinates
49°13′49.7″N 14°23′21″E / 49.230472°N 14.38917°E / 49.230472; 14.38917Coordinates: 49°13′49.7″N 14°23′21″E / 49.230472°N 14.38917°E / 49.230472; 14.38917
Length197.4 km (122.7 mi)[1]
Basin size4,226.2 km2 (1,631.7 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationmouth
 ⁃ average24.3 m3/s (860 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionVltavaElbeNorth Sea
Tributaries 
 ⁃ rightNežárka

The river was first mentioned in sources in the year 1179. The name was derived from an old Czech word for water flowing through meadows.[citation needed]

Several places on the river are popular destinations for recreation and canoeing.

Towns and cities on the Lužnice riverEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Niederösterreich Atlas (Lower Austria)

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