The Myjava River is a river in western Slovakia and for a small part in the Czech Republic and left tributary of the Morava River.

Myjava
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Location
CountryCzech Republic, Slovakia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationnear Nová Lhota, White Carpathians
 ⁃ elevation660 m (2,170 ft)
MouthMorava River
 ⁃ location
Kúty
 ⁃ elevation
152 m (499 ft)
Length79 km (49 mi)
Basin size806 km2 (311 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationŠtefanov
 ⁃ average2.64 m3/s (93 cu ft/s)
 ⁃ minimum0.2 m3/s (7.1 cu ft/s)
 ⁃ maximum109 m3/s (3,800 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionMoravaDanubeBlack Sea

It rises in the White Carpathians near the village of Nová Lhota in Moravia, but crosses the Czech-Slovak border shortly afterwards and flows in a southern direction until the town of Myjava, where it enters the Myjava Hills and turns west. Near Sobotište it flows into the Záhorie Lowland and turns south until the village of Jablonica, turning northwest and from Senica it flows west, passing through Šaštín-Stráže and finally flowing into the Morava River near Kúty.

EtymologyEdit

The stem myj- comes from Proto-Slavic *myjǫ (Slovak: mytie, podmývanie) – to wash, to undermine river banks.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Závodný, Andrej (2007). "O názvoch riek a potokov na Záhorí" [About river and creek names in Záhorie]. Záhorie (in Slovak) (1). Archived from the original on 2017-05-10.

Coordinates: 48°38′N 16°58′E / 48.633°N 16.967°E / 48.633; 16.967