Cirocha

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Cirocha
Cirocha ve Stakcine.jpg
Cirocha in Stakčín
Location
Country Slovakia
Physical characteristics
Source Bukovec Mountains
Mouth  
  location
Laborec near Humenné
  coordinates
48°56′00″N21°55′58″E / 48.9334°N 21.9329°E / 48.9334; 21.9329 Coordinates: 48°56′00″N21°55′58″E / 48.9334°N 21.9329°E / 48.9334; 21.9329
Length50.1 km (31.1 mi)
Basin size499.8 km2 (193.0 sq mi)
Discharge 
  location Snina
  average2.85 m3/s (101 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression LaborecLatoricaBodrogTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

Cirocha (Hungarian : Ciróka; Ukrainian : Ціроха) is a right tributary of the river Laborec in the Prešov Region of eastern Slovakia. It is 50.1 km (31.1 mi) long and its drainage basin size is 499.8 km2 (193.0 sq mi). [1] Its average flow is 2.85 m³/s in Snina.

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Course

The headwaters of the Cirocha are in the Bukovské vrchy mountains under the Ruské sedlo saddle at the Slovak-Polish border. It flows south and west after first few kilometres into the Starina reservoir, flowing further to the municipalities of Snina and Stakčín. From Stakčín it flows to the west, to its confluence with the Laborec river near Humenné.

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