Pedja (river)

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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.

Pedja
Pedja jõgi, 2008.jpg
The Pedja in spring
Location
CountryEstonia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSimuna, Lääne-Viru County
MouthEmajõgi
 • coordinates
58°24′51″N 26°11′20″E / 58.41417°N 26.18889°E / 58.41417; 26.18889Coordinates: 58°24′51″N 26°11′20″E / 58.41417°N 26.18889°E / 58.41417; 26.18889
 • elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Length122 km (76 mi)
Basin size2,719 km2 (1,050 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average10.9 m3/s (380 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionEmajõgiLake PeipusNarvaGulf of Finland
Drone video of headwaters of Pedja river in Simuna (July 2022)

The Pedja is also the origin of the name of Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, a large protected area on the river's lower reaches.

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