The Warta (/ˈvɑːrtə/ VAR-tə, Polish: [ˈvarta] (About this soundlisten); German: Warthe [ˈvaɐ̯tə] (About this soundlisten); Latin: Varta) is a river in western-central Poland and a tributary of the Oder. With a length of approximately 808.2 kilometres (502.2 mi), it is the country's second-longest river located within its borders and third-longest in terms of total length.[1] The Warta has a basin area of 54,529 square kilometers (21,054 sq mi)[1] and it is navigable from Kostrzyn nad Odrą to Konin, approximately half of its length.[2] It is connected to the Vistula by the Noteć River and the Bydgoszcz Canal (Kanał Bydgoski) near the city of Bydgoszcz.

Warta
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Warta River near Wronki
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Location
CountryPoland
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationKromołów, part of Zawiercie,
Kraków-Częstochowa Upland
 • elevation380 m (1,250 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Oder River at Kostrzyn
 • coordinates
52°35′55″N 14°36′37″E / 52.5986°N 14.6103°E / 52.5986; 14.6103Coordinates: 52°35′55″N 14°36′37″E / 52.5986°N 14.6103°E / 52.5986; 14.6103
Length808.2 km (502.2 mi)
Basin size54,529 km2 (21,054 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average195 m3/s (6,900 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionOderBaltic Sea

CourseEdit

It rises in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland at Kromołów in Zawiercie, Silesian Voivodeship, flows through Łódź Land, Greater Poland and Lubusz Land, where it empties into the Oder near Kostrzyn at the border with Germany.

The Greater Polish Warta Basin was the original Poland; it is said that the Polans (Polish: Polanie), a West Slavic tribe, settled the Warta Basin in the 8th century. The river is also mentioned in the second stanza of the Polish national anthem, "Poland Is Not Yet Lost."

CitiesEdit

 
Warta River in Poznań

Right tributariesEdit

 
Warta River in Gorzów Wielkopolski
 
Warta River near Kostrzyn

Left tributariesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Warta Poland - canoeing information (Polish)