Vipava (river)

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Vipava
Vipava Tabor Bruecke 15092007 42.jpg
The Vipava in Vipava, flowing under the Tabor Bridge
Location
CountryItaly, Slovenia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationVipava (in Slovenia)
 - elevation110 m (360 ft) [1]
Mouth 
 - locationThe Soča (in Italy)
 - coordinates45°53′56″N 13°33′12″E / 45.8990°N 13.5533°E / 45.8990; 13.5533Coordinates: 45°53′56″N 13°33′12″E / 45.8990°N 13.5533°E / 45.8990; 13.5533
 - elevation35 m (115 ft) [1]
Length49 km (30 mi) [1]
Basin size760 km2 (290 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average17.31 m3 (611 cu ft)[2]
Basin features
ProgressionSočaAdriatic Sea

The Vipava (in Slovene), Vipacco (in Italian) or Vipau (in Friulian)[3] is a river that flows through western Slovenia and northeastern Italy.

The Battle of the Frigidus was fought in 394 near the river, which was named Frigidus ('cold') by the Romans.

Geography[change | change source]

Podskala park at the karst spring of the Vipava.

The Vipava river has a length of 49 km (30 mi), 44 km (27 mi) in Slovenia and 5 km (3 mi) in Italy.[4] Its drainage basin has an area of about 760 km2 (293 sq mi) (598 km2 (231 sq mi) in Slovenia).[4]

The river flows through the southern part of the Vipava valley; this valley goes from the village of Podnamos, Slovenia, to Savogna d'Isonzo, in Italy.

Course[change | change source]

The source of the Vipava is close to the city of Vipava,[5] in the municipality of Vipava, western Slovenia, at an altitude of 110 m (361 ft).[4]

From its source, the Vipava flows to the northwest and follows this direction through the Vipava valley. It passes through the Slovenian municipalities of Vipava, Ajdovščina, Nova Gorica, Renče–Vogrsko and Miren–Kostanjevica. Then, at an altitude of 35 m (115 ft),[4] the river crosses the border and gets into the Italian comune of Savogna d'Isonzo (Friuli-Venezia Giulia region) and finally joins the Soča river.[5]

There are not important tributaries, only very small streams.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rivers, longer than 25 km, and their catchment areas, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. "Vipava" [Camis Project: Coherent Activities for the Management of the River Soča]. Projekt Camis - Usklajene aktivnosti za upravljanje reke Soče (in Slovenian and Italian). Soča Development Centre. Retrieved 8 February 2006.
  3. "Denominazioni toponimiche ufficiali in lingua friulana" (PDF) (in Italian). ARLeF. 9 February 2014. Archived from the original (pdf) on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Reke, dolge nad 25 km, in njihova padavinska obmocja" [Rivers, longer than 25 km, and their catchment areas] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Kart over Vipava" (in Slovenian). Geopedia.si. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2014.

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