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Vedea River

Vedea River
Vedea River in 2011, near Peretu, Teleorman
Countries Romania
Counties Argeș, Olt, Teleorman
Tributaries
 - left Teleorman
Towns Roșiorii de Vede, Alexandria
Source
 - location Cotmeana Plateau,
Dădulești Hill
 - elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Mouth Danube River
 - location Bujoru
 - elevation 20 m (66 ft)
 - coordinates
Length 224 km (139 mi)
Official River Code IX.1

The Vedea River (Romanian pronunciation: ) in southern Romania flows from the Cotmeana Plateau and runs into the Danube, having a total length of 224 km, of which 33 km is regulated.

It flows in Argeș, Olt and Teleorman counties. The towns Alexandria and Roşiori de Vede lie in the vicinity of the river.

The name of the river is Dacian in origin, from Indo-European *wed, "water".[1][2]

Contents

  • Towns and villages 1
  • Tributaries 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Towns and villages

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Vedea, from source to mouth: Făgețelu, Spineni, Tătulești, Optași, Corbu, Nicolae Titulescu, Văleni, Stejaru, Roşiorii de Vede, Vedea, Peretu, Plosca, Mavrodin, Buzescu, Alexandria, Poroschia, Brânceni, Smârdioasa, Cervenia, Conţeşti, Bragadiru, Bujoru.

Tributaries

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Vedea:

Left: Vediţa, Cotmeana, Tecuci, Burdea, Râul Câinelui, Teleorman

Right: Eiul, Brătășanul, Tisăr, Ciorâca, Cupen, Plapcea, Florișoru, Dorofei, Bratcov, Bărâcea, Gearanta, Valea Găuriciu, Valea Viei

Notes

  1. ^ Katičic', Radislav. Ancient Languages of the Balkans, Part One. Paris: Mouton, 1976: 147
  2. ^ Istoria râului Vedea

References

  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - București
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie - Rîurile României - București 1971
  • Istoria râului Vedea
  • ICPA - Comune vulnerabile - Județul Teleorman
  • Trasee turistice - județul Olt
  • Trasee turistice - județul Teleorman
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