List of rivers of Slovenia

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This is a list of rivers of Slovenia. There are 59 major rivers in Slovenia, altogether measuring about 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) in length. [1] The total length of all rivers in Slovenia is 26,989 kilometres (16,770 mi), which gives a river density of 1,33 km/km2. [2] The territory of Slovenia mainly (16,423 square kilometres or 6,341 square miles, i.e. 81%) belongs to the Black Sea basin, and a smaller part (3,851 square kilometres or 1,487 square miles, i.e. 19%) belongs to the Adriatic Sea basin. These two parts are divided into smaller units in regard to their central rivers, the Mura River basin, the Drava River basin, the Sava River basin with Kolpa River basin, and the basin of the Adriatic rivers. [3]


By drainage basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries, arranged in the order of their confluence from mouth to source, indented under each larger stream's name.

Draining into the Mediterranean Sea

Draining into the Black Sea


NameLength in Slovenia (km) [4] Total length (km) [4]
Bača 2020
Bolska 3232
Čabranka 17.5 [5]
Davščica 1212[ citation needed ]
Dragonja 3030
Drava 142707
Dravinja 7373
Dreta 2929
Fram Creek 2626
Gradaščica 3333
Hudinja 3232
Idrijca 6060
Iška 3131
Jezernica 0.0550.055 [6]
Kamnik Bistrica 3333
Kerka 60[ citation needed ]
Kobilje Creek 2433 [7]
Kokra 3434
Kolpa 118297 [8]
Krka 9494
Krupa 2.52.5 [9]
Lahinja 3434
Ledava 6876
Ljubljanica 4141
Ložnica 2626
Meža 4243
Mirna 4444
Mislinja 3636
Mura 95438
Nadiža 60 [10]
Oplotnica 2828
Paka 4040
Pesnica 6569
Pivka 2727
Poljanska Sora 4343
Polskava 4040
Pšata 2828
Radulja 3333
Reka 5154
Rinža 9.3 [11]
Sava 221947
Sava Bohinjka 4141
Sava Dolinka 5555
Savinja 102102
Ščavnica 5656
Selca Sora 3232
Soča 96138
Sora 5252
Sotla 8690
Temenica 2727
Tržič Bistrica 2727
Vipava 4449
Voglajna 3535

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Reka (Pšata)

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