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Skawinka is a river in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship of Poland, right tributary of the Vistula River with a length of 34 km[1] and a drainage basin of 365 km².[1] The average discharge is 2.90 m³ / s (9.6 km from the mouth).[1]

Skawinka
Skawinka(Cedron)-RzekaWWoliRadziszowskiej-POL, Wola Radziszowska.jpg
Skawinka in Wola Radziszowska
CountryPoland
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationnear Harbutowice, Lesser Poland Voivodeship
 - coordinates49°47′36″N 19°47′27″E / 49.79333°N 19.79083°E / 49.79333; 19.79083
 - elevation560 m (1 837 ft (255 m)) AMSL[1]
River mouth 
 - locationnorth of Kopanka, Lesser Poland Voivodeship
 - coordinates49°59′40″N 19°47′43″E / 49.99444°N 19.79528°E / 49.99444; 19.79528Coordinates: 49°59′40″N 19°47′43″E / 49.99444°N 19.79528°E / 49.99444; 19.79528
 - elevation209 m (686 ft) AMSL[1]
Length34 km (21 mi)
Discharge 
 - average2.90 m3/s (102 cu ft/s)
9,6 km (5,97 mi) from mouth[1]
Basin features
ProgressionVistulaBaltic Sea
Basin size365 km2 (141 sq mi)
Tributaries 
 - leftMogiłka
 - rightRzepnik, Włosianka, Lutówka, Głogoczówka, Harbutówka

Its sources are located on the slopes of Babica [pl] in the Maków Beskids. The river flows through the Wieliczka Foothills [pl] and the valley of the Vistula.[1]

The main tributaries counting from the mouth: Rzepnik [pl] (right); Mogiłka (left); Włosianka, Łutówka, Głogoczówka, Harbutówka [pl] (right).

The most important places along Skawinka: Skawinki, Lanckorona, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Leńcze, Wola Radziszowska, Radziszów, Rzozów, Skawina.

The river lends its name to the village Skawinki located at its source and to the town of Skawina, which is the last town before its mouth. Sometimes it is called "Cedron" by the residents of the neighbouring villages, especially around Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. In the late middle ages it used to be a political border between Silesia and Lesser Poland, and also between the Bohemian Crown and the Crown of Poland.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Karpackie dopływy Wisły" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2014-07-25.