Warta River near Wronki
|Main source||Kromołów, part of Zawiercie,|
379 m (1,243 ft)
|River mouth||Oder River at Kostrzyn|
|Length||795 km (494 mi)|
|Progression||Oder→ Baltic Sea|
|Basin size||54,520 km2 (21,050 sq mi)|
The Warta (German: Warthe; Latin: Varta) is a river in western-central Poland. It is a tributary of the Oder river. It is about 808 kilometres (502 mi) long. The Warta is Poland's third longest river. Its river basin is 54,529 square kilometres (21,054 sq mi). It is connected to the Vistula by the river Noteć and the Bydgoszcz Canal (Kanał Bydgoski) near Bydgoszcz.
Course[change | change source]
The Warta river starts in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland at Kromołów near Zawiercie in the Silesian Voivodeship. It flows through Łódź Voivodeship, Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), and Lubusz Voivodeship. It empties into the Oder river in a town called Kostrzyn nad Odrą, on the border with Germany.
The Warta's river basis was the original territory of Poland. The Polans tribe (Polish: Polanie) lived there starting in the 8th century (700 CE). The Polish national anthem, Mazurek Dąbrowskiego, mentions the Warta in its second verse.
Cities[change | change source]
- Gorzów Wielkopolski
- Kostrzyn nad Odrą