This article is about the Romanian river Jiu. Jiu is also the Chinese word for wine and other alcoholic beverages, see: Chinese wine.
Jiu (Romanian:Jiu; Hungarian:Zsil) is a river of Southern Romania. It is formed near Petroşani by the confluence of two streams: the western and the eastern Jiu (which rise from the Vâlcan and Parâng Mountains)
It flows Southward through the Romanian counties Hunedoara, Gorj and Dolj before flowing into the river Danube a few km upstream from the Bulgarian city of Oryakhovo, 331 kilometers from its sources. It has a basin of 10,070 km2.
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