Warta

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Warta River
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Warta River near Wronki
CountryPoland
Physical characteristics
Main sourceKromołów, part of Zawiercie,
Kraków-Częstochowa Upland
379 m (1,243 ft)
River mouthOder River at Kostrzyn
52°35′55″N 14°36′37″E / 52.5986°N 14.6103°E / 52.5986; 14.6103Coordinates: 52°35′55″N 14°36′37″E / 52.5986°N 14.6103°E / 52.5986; 14.6103
Length795 km (494 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    216 m3/s (7,600 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionOderBaltic Sea
Basin size54,520 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.

Chapel at the Warta source in Kromołów, Zawiercie
Warta River in Poznań
Warta River near Kostrzyn

Cities[change | change source]

The Warta river runs through many different cities and towns:

Right tributaries[change | change source]

Left tributaries[change | change source]

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