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Ecosystem Sava River
Type River (basin)
Salinity freshwater
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Danube basin FishBase does not have latitudinal and longitudinal range for this ecosystem.
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River Length 945 km Area Drainage Area
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100 Meters Depth
Description An important affluent of the Danube River. It rises in the Julian The Sava is a river in southern Europe, a right side tributary of the Danube river at Belgrade. It is 945 km long and drains 95,719 kmĀ² of surface area. It flows through four countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (making its northern border) and Serbia. The Sava is created by two headwaters, Sava Dolinka (left) and Sava Bohinjka (right) which join between the Slovenian towns of Lesce and Radovljica. From there until it joins the Danube at Belgrade, Serbia, it is 945 km long. (From the source of its longer headwater, Sava Dolinka, in the north-western, Alpine region of Slovenia, it measures 990 km.) Through the Danube, it belongs to the Black Sea drainage basin, and represents the Danube's longest right tributary and second longest of all, after Tisza, as well as the richest with water, by far. It was once the longest river flowing completely within Yugoslavia proper, but after the breakup of the country in 1991, it now flows through four countries.
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Torres, Armi G. on 04.19.10
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 11.09.20
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