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Ondava river
Ondava 19.08.08 p.jpg
Country Slovakia
Physical characteristics
  location Low Beskids
Joins the Latorica to form the Bodrog
48°27′17″N21°49′10″E / 48.4547°N 21.8195°E / 48.4547; 21.8195 Coordinates: 48°27′17″N21°49′10″E / 48.4547°N 21.8195°E / 48.4547; 21.8195
100 m (330 ft)
Length142 km (88 mi)
Basin size3,355 km2 (1,295 sq mi)
  average22.6 m3/s (800 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression BodrogTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

The Ondava is a river in eastern Slovakia, the northern source river of the Bodrog. Its source is in the Low Beskids (Eastern Carpathian Mountains), near the village Nižná Polianka, close to the border with Poland. The Ondava flows south through the towns Svidník, Stropkov and Trhovište, and through the Ondavská Highlands. It is 142 km (88 mi) long and its basin size is 3,355 km2 (1,295 sq mi). [1]

Near the village Cejkov, the Ondava joins the Latorica and forms the Bodrog river, itself a tributary of the Tisza. The Ondava river is 44% regulated. [2]


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  1. Plán manažmentu povodňového rizikavčiastkovom povodí Bodrogu, p. 51
  2. Danube Facts and Figures – The Slovak Republic (March 2007). (.pdf). Retrieved October 30, 2007.
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