Warta

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Warta
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Warta River near Wronki
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Location
Country Poland
Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Kromołów, part of Zawiercie,
Kraków-Częstochowa Upland
  elevation380 m (1,250 ft)
Mouth  
  location
Oder River at Kostrzyn
  coordinates
52°35′55″N14°36′37″E / 52.5986°N 14.6103°E / 52.5986; 14.6103 Coordinates: 52°35′55″N14°36′37″E / 52.5986°N 14.6103°E / 52.5986; 14.6103
Length808.2 km (502.2 mi)
Basin size54,529 km2 (21,054 sq mi)
Discharge 
  average195 m3/s (6,900 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression OderBaltic Sea

The river Warta ( /ˈvɑːrtə/ VAR-tə, Polish:  [ˈvarta] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); German : Warthe [ˈvaʁtə] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); Latin : Varta) rises in central Poland and meanders greatly north-west to flow into the Oder, against the German border. About 808.2 kilometres (502.2 mi) long, it is Poland's second-longest river within its borders after the Vistula, and third-longest including the Oder, that flows also across Czech Republic and Germany. [1] Its drainage basin covers 54,529 square kilometers (21,054 sq mi) [1] and it is navigable from Kostrzyn nad Odrą to Konin, approximately half of its length. [2] It is connected to the Vistula by the Noteć and the Bydgoszcz Canal (Kanał Bydgoski) near the city of Bydgoszcz.

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Course

It rises in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland at Kromołów in Zawiercie, Silesian Voivodeship, flows through Łódź Land, Greater Poland and Lubusz Land, where it empties into the Oder near Kostrzyn at the border with Germany.

The Greater Polish Warta Basin was the original Poland; it is said that the Polans (Polish : Polanie), a West Slavic tribe, settled the Warta Basin in the 8th century. The river is also mentioned in the second stanza of the Polish national anthem, "Poland Is Not Yet Lost."

Towns and Cities

Warta River in Poznan Poznan - most sw. Rocha - Ostrow Tumski.JPG
Warta River in Poznań

Right tributaries

Warta River in Gorzow Wielkopolski Gorzow Wlkp.estakada kolejowa i bulwary.JPG
Warta River in Gorzów Wielkopolski
Warta River near Kostrzyn Rzeka Warta w Kostrzynie.jpg
Warta River near Kostrzyn

Left tributaries

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