The Pinka (German pronunciation: [ˈpɪŋka] (About this soundlisten)) is a river in Central Europe with a length of approximately 100 km (60 mi). Its basin area is 1,299 km2 (502 sq mi).[2] Its source is located in Styria, eastern Austria, next to the provincial border of Burgenland. It passes into Hungary between the villages of Burg [de; eo; hu] and Felsőcsatár, and crosses the Austrian-Hungarian border five times. Further it flows into the Rába river near Körmend. Its main tributary is the Strem [de; sh].

WTSB Badersdorf Pinka 02.jpg
CountriesAustria and Hungary
Physical characteristics
 • location
Rába near Körmend
 • coordinates
46°59′57″N 16°35′23″E / 46.9991°N 16.5897°E / 46.9991; 16.5897Coordinates: 46°59′57″N 16°35′23″E / 46.9991°N 16.5897°E / 46.9991; 16.5897
Length99.8 km (62.0 mi) [1]
Basin size1,299 km2 (502 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionRábaDanubeBlack Sea

Important towns on its course are Pinkafeld (Hungarian: Pinkafő) and Oberwart (Hungarian: Felsőőr).


  1. ^ Digitaler Atlas der Steiermark (Styria)
  2. ^ "Flächenverzeichnis der Flussgebiete: Leitha-, Rabnitz- und Raabgebiet" (PDF). Beiträge zur Hydrografie Österreichs Heft 63. December 2014. p. 132.