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River Tisza and Bodrog at Tokaj from above
Countries Slovakia and Hungary
Physical characteristics
  locationConfluence of Ondava and Latorica rivers in Slovakia
Length67 km (42 mi)
Basin size13,579 km2 (5,243 sq mi)
  average115–128 m3/s (4,100–4,500 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression TiszaDanubeBlack Sea

The Bodrog is a river in eastern Slovakia and north-eastern Hungary. It is a tributary to the river Tisza. The Bodrog is formed by the confluence of the rivers Ondava and Latorica near Zemplín in eastern Slovakia. It crosses the Slovak–Hungarian border at the village of Felsőberecki (near Sátoraljaújhely) in Hungary, and Streda nad Bodrogom in Slovakia, where it is also the lowest point in Slovakia (94.3 m AMSL), and continues its flow through the Hungarian county Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, until it meets the river Tisza, [1] in Tokaj. A town along its course is Sárospatak, in Hungary.

Its length is 67 km (15 in Slovakia, 52 in Hungary). Its watershed area is 13,579 km² of which 972 km² is in Hungary. The river is rich in fish.

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Hungary is a landlocked country in East-Central Europe with a land area of 93,030 square km. It measures about 250 km from north to south and 524 km from east to west. It has 2,106 km of boundaries, shared with Austria to the west, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia to the south and southwest, Romania to the southeast, Ukraine to the northeast, and Slovakia to the north.

Geography of Slovakia

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Tisza river in Central and Eastern Europe

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Zemplén County

Zemplén was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. The northern part of its territory is now situated in eastern Slovakia, while a smaller southern portion of the former county belongs to Hungary, as part of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.

Bács-Bodrog County

Bács-Bodrog County was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1802 century to 1920. Most of its territory is currently part of Serbia, while a smaller part belongs to Hungary. The capital of the county was Zombor.

Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County

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Arad County (former)

Arad County was an administrative unit in the Kingdom of Hungary, the Eastern Hungarian Kingdom and the Principality of Transylvania. The county was established along the Maros (Mureș) river in the 11th or the 12th century, but its first head, or ispán, was only mentioned in 1214. Its territory is now part of Romania, except a small area which is part of Hungary. The capital of the county was Arad.

Tokaj Town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

Tokaj is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. It is the centre of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district where Tokaji wine is produced.

Bács-Kiskun County County of Hungary

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Zemplín (region)

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Košice Region Region of Slovakia

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Erdőbénye Place in Northern Hungary, Hungary

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Hydrology of Hungary

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Zemplín Mountains

The Zemplín Mountains is a small mountain range in southeastern Slovakia, geologically part of the Mátra-Slanec Area of the Inner Western Carpathians.


  1. "Area along the Bodrog". Retrieved 4 September 2015.

Coordinates: 48°07′N21°25′E / 48.117°N 21.417°E / 48.117; 21.417