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Vltava
The Vltava in Prague
Origin Šumava
Mouth Elbe
Basin countries Czech Republic
Length 430 km
Source elevation 1172 m
Avg. discharge Mělník: 149.9 m³/s
Basin area 28,090 km²

The Vltava listen  (Moldau in German and many other Germanic languages, Moldva in Hungarian, unrelated to the Moldova river of Romania) is the longest river in the Czech Republic, draining into the north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, and Prague (Praha), merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Mělník. It is 430 kilometers long and drains about 28,000 square kilometers; at their confluence the Vltava actually has more water than the Elbe, but joins the Elbe at a right angle to its flow so that it appears on maps as merely a tributary. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 745 KB) Summary A picture of Prague taken by myself in summer 2005. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Å umava (English: Bohemian forest)   listen? is a low mountain range in Central Europe. ... The River Elbe (Czech Labe , Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of Central Europe. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... Location of MÄ›lník in the Czech Republic For the town in Bulgaria see Melnik, Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Cs-Vltava. ... Moldova river is a river of the Moldavia region of Romania, which rises from the Obcine of Bukovina in Suceava county. ... River upstream of an Australian trout farm A river is a large natural waterway. ... Bohemian Forest in the afternoon Bohemian Forest at noon The Bohemian forest is a low mountain range in Central Europe. ... ÄŒeský Krumlov ( ) (-Czech, German: Krumau) is a small city in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, best known for the fine architecture and art of the historic old town and Krumlov Castle. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The River Elbe (Czech Labe , Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of Central Europe. ... For the town in Bulgaria see Melnik, Bulgaria. ...


In August 2002 a flood of the Vltava killed several people and caused massive damage and disruption along its length. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Floods in Dresden In August of 2002 a 100-year flood caused by over a week of continuous heavy rains ravaged Europe, killing dozens, dispossessing thousands, and causing damage of billions of euros in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Croatia. ...


One of the pieces from the classical Czech composer Bedřich Smetana's set of six symphonic poems, Má Vlast, is called Vltava and is an evocation of the course the river takes. Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Bedrich Smetanas statue in Plzen Smetana monument in LitomyÅ¡l BedÅ™ich Smetana listen â–¶(?) (March 2, 1824 LitomyÅ¡l, Bohemia,Czech Republic, (then Austria-Hungary) - May 12, 1884 Prague) was a Czech composer, whose best-known composition is the symphonic poem Vltava (The Moldau), second of a cycle of... A symphonic poem or tone poem is a piece of orchestral music, in one movement, in which some extra-musical programme provides a narrative or illustrative element. ... Má vlast (My Country) is a set of six symphonic poems by the Czech composer BedÅ™ich Smetana. ...


Physical Description

Vltava as seen from Prague Hills
Vltava as seen from Prague Hills
  • The area of the basin is 28 090 km²
  • The length of river is 430 km
  • Average discharge by the mouth is 150 m³/s
  • Drain vs mouth height difference is 1016 m.

The main current carrying from the drain to the mouth is sequentially named "Černý potok" (black current) Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 219 KB) As seen from the Hills of Prague, flowing through the city Vltava river appears as on a painting! I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 219 KB) As seen from the Hills of Prague, flowing through the city Vltava river appears as on a painting! I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the...


Etymology

Both the Czech name Vltava and the German name Moldau are believed to originate from an old word meaning 'river' (cf. Scandinavian älv). The North Germanic languages (also Scandinavian languages or Nordic languages) is a branch of the Germanic languages spoken in Scandinavia, parts of Finland and on the Faroe Islands and Iceland. ...

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The Vltava River - Prague (450 words)
Prague is crossed by the course of the longest Czech river, the Vltava River, that flows into the Elbe together with which it leaves the Czech Republic, runs through Germany to empty into the North Sea.
The shortest distance between its banks is 40 m, the riverbed is the widest by the Sitkovsky weir (330 m) in the town centre.
Since the Vltava River runs through the most precious historical part of the town, visitors can use nine jetties where they can get on for a shorter or longer cruise during which explanation is provided by the guide or snack served, or just for an outing tour, trip to the ZOO etc.
SOUTH BOHEMIA AND BOHEMIAN FOREST - Vltava (559 words)
From the confluence of both branches the Vltava runs to the east and near Nová Pec it flows into the long and wide Lipno Dam, which arose in front of the Lipno Dam on the river near the village Lipno.
Behind the town the Vltava river flows through the narrow valley along the small town with chateau Hluboká nad Vltavou, bypasses the ruins of the Karlův Hrádek castle and then it heads to the Hněvkovice Dam (the water reservoir for the nuclear power station Temelín).
The length of the Vltava river (from the source of the Černý Potok stream to the confluence of the Vltava and Labe rivers) is 430 km and its river-basin's area is twenty eight thousand square km.
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