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Ledava near Polana, Slovenia
Country Austria, Slovenia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Mur
46°28′08″N 16°36′44″E / 46.46889°N 16.61222°E / 46.46889; 16.61222Coordinates: 46°28′08″N 16°36′44″E / 46.46889°N 16.61222°E / 46.46889; 16.61222
Length 80.2 km (49.8 mi) [1]
Basin features
Progression MurDravaDanubeBlack Sea

The Ledava is the largest river of Goričko, northeastern Slovenia, and the largest tributary of the Mur River in Slovenia.[2] The river is 80.2 kilometres (49.8 mi) in length.[1] It originates in Austria as the Lendva Bach and first flows southeast. It enters Slovenia near Kugla Hill, the highest peak of Prekmurje (418 metres or 1,371 feet), and flows south as the Ledava. In this part of its course it forms the only gorge in Goričko. In the village of Ropoča it flows into the Ledava Reservoir, which distinguishes itself by a variety of bird species, a variety of dragonflies, and the best preserved otter population in Slovenia. The Ledava is the only outflow from the lake. In its lower course the river flows through Murska Sobota and Lendava. It has several (mainly left) tributaries in this part, the largest of them being the Kerka and the longest Kobilje Creek. Finally, it joins the Mur.


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ledava at Wikimedia Commons
  • Condition of Ledava - graphs, in the following order, of water level, flow and temperature data for the past 30 days (taken in Čentiba by ARSO)