Vedea River

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Coordinates: 43°39′13″N 25°31′35″E / 43.65361°N 25.52639°E / 43.65361; 25.52639
Vedea River
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Vedea River in 2011, near Peretu, Teleorman
Countries Romania
Counties Argeş, Olt, Teleorman
Tributaries
 - left Teleorman
Towns Roşiorii de Vede, Alexandria
Source
 - location Cotmeana Plateau,
Dăduleşti Hill
 - elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Mouth Danube River
 - location Bujoru
 - elevation 20 m (66 ft)
 - coordinates 43°39′13″N 25°31′35″E / 43.65361°N 25.52639°E / 43.65361; 25.52639
Length 224 km (139 mi)
Official River Code IX.1

The Vedea River (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈvede̯a]) in southern Romania flows from the Cotmeana Plateau and runs into the Danube, having a total length of 224 km, of which 33 km is regulated.

It flows in Argeş, Olt and Teleorman counties. The towns Alexandria and Roşiori de Vede lie in the vicinity of the river.

The name of the river is Dacian in origin, from Indo-European *wed, "water".12

Towns and villages

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Vedea, from source to mouth: Făgețelu, Spineni, Tătulești, Optaşi, Corbu, Nicolae Titulescu, Văleni, Stejaru, Roşiorii de Vede, Vedea, Peretu, Plosca, Mavrodin, Buzescu, Alexandria, Poroschia, Brânceni, Smârdioasa, Cervenia, Conţeşti, Bragadiru, Bujoru.

Tributaries

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Vedea:

Left: Vediţa, Cotmeana, Tecuci, Burdea, Râul Câinelui, Teleorman

Right: Eiul, Brătăşanul, Tisăr, Ciorâca, Cupen, Plapcea, Florişoru, Dorofei, Bratcov, Bărâcea, Gearanta, Valea Găuriciu, Valea Viei

Notes

  1. ^ Katičic', Radislav. Ancient Languages of the Balkans, Part One. Paris: Mouton, 1976: 147
  2. ^ Istoria râului Vedea

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