Tisza

river in Europe

The Tisza is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It starts in Ukraine, with the White Tisza in the Chornohora and Black Tisza in the Gorgany range, and flows partially along the Romanian border. It then enters Hungary at Tiszabecs and passes through Hungary touching the border with Slovakia. It then into the Danube in central Vojvodina in Serbia. The Tisza drains an area of about 157,186 km².

Tisza
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The Tisza in Szeged, Hungary
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Map of the Tisza
Location
Countries
Towns
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationEastern Carpathians, Ukraine
 - elevation2,020 m (6,630 ft)
MouthDanube
 - locationDownstream of Novi Sad, Serbia
 - coordinates45°8′17″N 20°16′39″E / 45.13806°N 20.27750°E / 45.13806; 20.27750[1]
Length966 km (600 mi)
Basin size156,087 km2 (60,266 sq mi)[3] 154,073.1 km2 (59,488.0 sq mi)[2]
Discharge 
 - locationNovi Slankamen, Serbia (near mouth)
 - average820 m3/s (29,000 cu ft/s) 920.111 m3/s (32,493.4 cu ft/s)[2]
 - minimum160 m3/s (5,700 cu ft/s)
 - maximum4,500 m3/s (160,000 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 - locationSzeged, Hungary (173.6 km upstream of mouth - Basin size: 138,857.7 km2 (53,613.3 sq mi)[2]
 - average769 m3/s (27,200 cu ft/s) 890.451 m3/s (31,446.0 cu ft/s)[2]
Discharge 
 - locationSzolnok, Hungary (334.6 km upstream of mouth - Basin size: 72,889.4 km2 (28,142.8 sq mi)[2]
 - average546 m3/s (19,300 cu ft/s) 578.922 m3/s (20,444.4 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 - locationTokaj, Hungary (543.079 km upstream of mouth - Basin size: 49,120.9 km2 (18,965.7 sq mi)[2]
 - average465 m3/s (16,400 cu ft/s) 468.77 m3/s (16,554 cu ft/s)[2]
Discharge 
 - locationVásárosnamény, Hungary (684.45 km upstream of mouth - Basin size: 30,978.9 km2 (11,961.0 sq mi)[2]
 - average340.62 m3/s (12,029 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 - leftSomeș, Körös, Mureș, Bega
 - rightBodrog, Sajó, Eger, Zagyva

Names for the river in the countries it flows through are:

TributariesEdit

 
River Tisza & Bodrog at Tokaj from above

SourcesEdit

  • Administraţia Naţională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - Bucureşti
  • Institutul de Meteorologie şi Hidrologie - Rîurile României - Bucureşti 1971

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tisza at GEOnet Names Server
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Rivers Network". 2020.
  3. Tockner, Klement; Uehlinger, Urs; Robinson, Christopher T., eds. (2009). Rivers of Europe (First ed.). London: Academic Press. Sec. 3.9.5. ISBN 978-0-12-369449-2.

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