Rudawa (river)

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Rudawa River and the surrounding landscape.
Country Poland
Physical characteristics
River mouth Vistula
50°03′06″N19°54′58″E / 50.0517°N 19.9162°E / 50.0517; 19.9162 Coordinates: 50°03′06″N19°54′58″E / 50.0517°N 19.9162°E / 50.0517; 19.9162
Length 35.4 km (22.0 mi)
Basin features
Progression VistulaBaltic Sea
River system Będkówka, Kobylanka, Kluczwoda, Wierzchówka, Potok Olszanicki
Basin size 318.3 km2 (122.9 sq mi)

Rudawa is a small river in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland; a tributary of the Vistula river. Rudawa joins Vistula in Kraków near the district of Zwierzyniec. Through the city, the flow of the river is controlled by artificial embankments. Rudawa is also one of the sources of drinking water in Kraków with the water intake located in Mydlniki. [1]

Lesser Poland Voivodeship Voivodeship in Poland

Lesser Poland Voivodeship or Lesser Poland Province, also known as Małopolska Voivodeship or Małopolska Province, is a voivodeship (province), in southern Poland. It has an area of 15,108 square kilometres (5,833 sq mi), and a population of 3,267,731 (2006).

Poland republic in Central Europe

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

Tributary stream or river that flows into a main stem river or lake

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater, leading the water out into an ocean.


Every year, at the mouth of Rudawa River, there's a spring festival organized during Easter holidays. The river flows through picturesque landscape featuring some of the more interesting geological and geomorphological Jurassic park areas, including Tenczyński Scenic Park, 11  km West of Kraków.

Easter Festival

Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

The Jurassic was a geologic period and system that spanned 56 million years from the end of the Triassic Period 201.3 million years ago (Mya) to the beginning of the Cretaceous Period 145 Mya. The Jurassic constitutes the middle period of the Mesozoic Era, also known as the Age of Reptiles. The start of the period was marked by the major Triassic–Jurassic extinction event. Two other extinction events occurred during the period: the Pliensbachian-Toarcian extinction in the Early Jurassic, and the Tithonian event at the end; however, neither event ranks among the "Big Five" mass extinctions.

Rudawa by Stanislaw Wyspianski Krajobraz znad Rudawy.jpg
Rudawa by Stanisław Wyspiański

General information

Krzeszowice Place in Lesser Poland, Poland

Krzeszowice is a town in southern Poland, situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. As of 2004, its population was 9,993. Krzeszowice belongs to Kraków Metropolitan Area, and lies 25 kilometers west of the center of the city of Kraków. The town has a rail station, on a major route from Kraków to Katowice, and lies along National Road Nr. 79, which goes from Warsaw to Bytom. In 1928–1966 the town had the status of a spa. Krzeszowice has a sports club called Świt, founded in 1923.

Rudawa is a village in Kraków County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland. In the years 1975-1998 it was in Kraków Voivodeship. The village is on the road from Kraków to Trzebinia and located by the Rudawa river. It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) west of Zabierzów and 19 km (12 mi) west of the regional capital Kraków.

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