Sunja (Sava)

Sunja is a river in central Croatia, a right tributary of Sava. It is 69 kilometres (43 mi) long and its basin covers an area of 462 square kilometres (178 sq mi).[1]

Sunja
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Location
CountryCroatia
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 • location
Sava
 • coordinates
45°18′50″N 16°46′49″E / 45.3139°N 16.7804°E / 45.3139; 16.7804Coordinates: 45°18′50″N 16°46′49″E / 45.3139°N 16.7804°E / 45.3139; 16.7804
Length69 km (43 mi)[1]
Basin size462 km2 (178 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
ProgressionSavaDanubeBlack Sea

Sunja rises in the mountainous forested areas of Zrinska Gora, south of the village of Lovča. It flows northward until it turns southeast at Komogovina, and then north again near Majur. It turns east at the eponymous village of Sunja and continues through Lonjsko Polje until it merges into the Sava east of Krapje.

It's been suggested that the names "Sava", "Sunja" and "Sutla" are related, but this is uncertain.

ReferencesEdit

  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.