Nitra (river)

The Nitra (Slovak: Nitra, German: Neutra, Hungarian: Nyitra) is a river in western Slovakia. It flows into the Váh river in Komoča. Its source is in the Malá Fatra (Lesser Fatra) mountains north of Prievidza. The river Nitra passes through the towns of Bojnice, Topoľčany, Nitra and Nové Zámky. It is 166 km (103 mi) long and its basin size is 4,501 km2 (1,738 sq mi).[1]:72 The old branch of the Nitra, Stará Nitra, branches off near Nové Zámky and flows into the Váh close to its confluence with the Danube in Komárno.[1]:85

Nitra
Nitra prievidza 1.jpg
Nitra in Prievidza
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationMalá Fatra
MouthVáh
 • location
Komoča
 • coordinates
47°57′28″N 18°01′10″E / 47.9577°N 18.0194°E / 47.9577; 18.0194Coordinates: 47°57′28″N 18°01′10″E / 47.9577°N 18.0194°E / 47.9577; 18.0194
Length166 km (103 mi)
Basin size4,501 km2 (1,738 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionVáhDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • leftŽitava, Handlovka
 • rightBebrava
Nitra in Nitra

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