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Lužnice

Lužnice
River
Bechyně
Countries Czech Republic, Austria
Tributaries
 - right Nežárka
Cities Soběslav, Tábor
Source
 - location Gratzener Berge, Austria
 - elevation 970 m (3,182 ft)
 - coordinates 35|50.6|N|14|43|54|E|type:river_region:CZ name=

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Mouth Vltava
 - coordinates 13|49.7|N|14|23|21|E|type:river_region:CZ name=

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Length 208 km (129 mi)
Basin 4,226.2 km2 (1,632 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 24.3 m3/s (858 cu ft/s)
The Lužnice and its watershed until it enters the Vltava (magenta)
The Lužnice and its watershed until it enters the Vltava (magenta)

The Lužnice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈluʒɲɪtsɛ]; German: Lainsitz) is a river in the Czech Republic (204 km) starting in Austria (4 km). It flows into the Vltava river in Týn nad Vltavou (approximately 50 km north of České Budějovice). The river drains 4,226 square kilometers.

The river was first mentioned in sources in the year 1179. The name was derived from an old Czech word for water flowing through meadows.

Several places on the river are popular destinations for recreation and canoeing.

Towns and cities on the Lužnice river

External links

  • Basic information (English)
  • Detailed information (Czech)
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