Mislinja (river)

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Mislinja v slovenj gradcu.JPG
The Mislinja in Slovenj Gradec
Country Slovenia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Meža
46°34′36″N 15°01′31″E / 46.5766°N 15.0252°E / 46.5766; 15.0252Coordinates: 46°34′36″N 15°01′31″E / 46.5766°N 15.0252°E / 46.5766; 15.0252
Length 36 km (22 mi) [1]
Basin features
Progression MežaDravaDanubeBlack Sea
Basin size 238 km2 (92 sq mi) [1]
The average monthly discharge of the Mislinja at Otiški Vrh (1971–2000)

The Mislinja (pronounced [miˈsliːnja]) is a river in the northern part of Slovenia. It is 36 km (22 mi) long.[1] It flows through Mislinja and Slovenj Gradec and empties from the right into the Meža River north of the village of Otiški Vrh near Dravograd, only a couple hundred meters before the Meža joins the Drava River.


The name Mislinja is derived from the phrase *Myslin'a (voda) (literally, 'Myslinъ's creek'), thus referring to a person or people living along the watercourse. The hypocorism *Myslinъ is derived from the personal name *Myslь. The town of Mislinja is named after the river.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Rivers, longer than 25 km, and their catchment areas, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 264.

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