The Niraj (Hungarian: Nyárád; German: Niersch) is a river in the Gurghiu Mountains, Mureș County, northern Romania. Its name originates from the Hungarian word nyár, meaning "poplar". It is a left tributary of the river Mureș.[1][2] It starts at the confluence of headwaters Nirajul Mare and Nirajul Mic. It flows through the villages Câmpu Cetății, Eremitu, Mătrici, Călugăreni, Dămieni, Grâușorul, Vărgata, Miercurea Nirajului, Dumitreștii, Gălești, Bolintineni, Păsăreni, Murgești, Acățari, Stejeriș, Crăciunești, Ilieni, Gheorghe Doja, Leordeni and joins the Mureș in Vidrasău, near the town Ungheni.[3] Its length is 82 km (51 mi) (including its source river Nirajul Mare) and its basin size is 651 km2 (251 sq mi).[2]

Niraj
Nyárád, Niersch
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Location
CountryRomania
CountiesMureș County
TownsMiercurea Nirajului, Ungheni
Physical characteristics
Sourceconfluence of headwaters Nirajul Mare and Nirajul Mic.
 • locationСâmpu Cetății
 • coordinates46°40′27″N 25°01′10″E / 46.6742°N 25.0194°E / 46.6742; 25.0194
MouthMureș
 • location
near Ungheni
 • coordinates
46°28′52″N 24°25′37″E / 46.481°N 24.427°E / 46.481; 24.427Coordinates: 46°28′52″N 24°25′37″E / 46.481°N 24.427°E / 46.481; 24.427
Length82 km (51 mi)
Basin size651 km2 (251 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionMureșTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Niraj (from source to mouth):[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Planul național de management. Sinteza planurilor de management la nivel de bazine/spații hidrografice, anexa 7.1" (PDF, 5.1 MB). Administrația Națională Apele Române. 2010. p. 288.
  2. ^ a b c Atlasul cadastrului apelor din România. Partea 1 (in Romanian). Bucharest: Ministerul Mediului. 1992. pp. 143–144. OCLC 895459847. River code: IV.1.67
  3. ^ Niraj (jud. Mures), e-calauza.ro