Isonzo

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Soča/Isonzo
Soča River Panorama.jpg
The Soča at Bovec
Origin Julian Alps, west of Triglav
Mouth Adriatic Sea, near Monfalcone
Basin countries Slovenia, Italy
Length 140 km (99 km within Slovenia, 41 km within Italy)
Source elevation 1,100 m
Avg. discharge 140 m³/s
Basin area 3,400 km²

The Soča (in Slovene) or Isonzo (in Italian) (other names, archaic German: Sontig, Latin: Aesontius or Sontius) is a 140 km long river that flows through western Slovenia and northeastern Italy. An Alpine river in character, its source lies in the Trenta Valley in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, at an elevation of around 1,100 metres. The river runs past Slovenia's highest peak, Triglav (2,864 m) before heading south past the towns of Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Kanal ob Soči, Nova Gorica (where it is crossed by the Solkan Bridge) and Gorizia, entering the Adriatic Sea close to the Italian town of Monfalcone.