The Pedja (Estonian: Pedja jõgi) is the fourth longest river in Estonia. Its source is near Simuna on the southern slopes of the Pandivere Upland. The river flows for 122 km through Lääne-Viru, Jõgeva and Tartu counties before joining the Emajõgi northeast of Lake Võrtsjärv. The last 4 km section of the river after confluence with Põltsamaa is known as the Pede. The largest settlement on the river is Jõgeva.
|• location||Simuna, Lääne-Viru County|
|33 m (108 ft)|
|Length||122 km (76 mi)|
|Basin size||2,719 km2 (1,050 sq mi)|
|• average||10.9 m3/s (380 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Emajõgi→ Lake Peipus→ Narva→ Gulf of Finland|
The Pedja is also the origin of the name of Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, a large protected area on the river's lower reaches.
- Pedja jõgi (in Estonian)