The Sió or Sió-csatorna (Sió-Channel)[1] is a fully regulated river in midwest Hungary. It is the outlet of Lake Balaton, flowing out of the lake in Siófok. It flows into the river Danube near the city of Szekszárd. Sió flows through the Hungarian counties Somogy, Fejér and Tolna, its main tributaries are Kapos from the right and Sárvíz from the left. The drainage basin of Sió (including Balaton) covers nearly 15 000 km², more than a third of Transdanubia. Coordinates: 46°20′N 18°53′E / 46.333°N 18.883°E / 46.333; 18.883

Sió
Sió sluice gate.JPG
Location
CountryHungary
Counties
Towns
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLake Balaton
MouthDanube
 • location
Bogyiszló
Length121 km (75 mi)
Basin size14,953 km2 (5,773 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • leftSárvíz
 • rightKapos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulation of the Sió and the Sárvíz". Sulinet, educational site of the Hungarian government.

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