Plitvica (river)

Plitvica is a river in northern Croatia, a right tributary of Drava. It is 65 kilometres (40 mi) long and its basin covers an area of 272 square kilometres (105 sq mi).[1]

Rijeka Plitvica kod Varaždina.jpg
Plitvica at Varaždin
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
46°18′29″N 16°44′14″E / 46.3081°N 16.7373°E / 46.3081; 16.7373Coordinates: 46°18′29″N 16°44′14″E / 46.3081°N 16.7373°E / 46.3081; 16.7373
Length65 km (40 mi)[1]
Basin size272 km2 (105 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
ProgressionDravaDanubeBlack Sea

Plitvica rises in the hilly areas of Maceljsko gorje, near of the eponymous village of Plitvica Voćanska, near Donja Voća. It flows southeast until it turns east near Maruševec, and continues through the lowland south of Varaždin and parallel to Drava, through Sveti Đurđ (north of Ludbreg), until it merges into Drava north of Veliki Bukovec.


  1. ^ a b c Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2017 (PDF) (in Croatian and English). Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2017. p. 47. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 23 May 2018.