Ialomița (river)

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Ialomița
Ialomita River crossing DN 2A.jpg
Ialomița River crossing DN2A
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The Ialomița in Romania
Location
CountryRomania
CountiesDâmbovița, Prahova, Ilfov,
Ialomița
CitiesTârgoviște, Slobozia
Physical characteristics
SourceBucegi Mountains
 • locationnorth of Moroeni
MouthDanube
 • location
near Hârșova
 • coordinates
44°41′54″N 27°51′21″E / 44.69833°N 27.85583°E / 44.69833; 27.85583Coordinates: 44°41′54″N 27°51′21″E / 44.69833°N 27.85583°E / 44.69833; 27.85583
Length417 km (259 mi)
Basin size10,350 km2 (4,000 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • leftPrahova

The Ialomița (Romanian: râul Ialomița pronounced [ˈjalomit͡sa] (About this soundlisten)) is a river of Southern Romania.[1][2] It rises from the Bucegi Mountains in the Carpathians. It discharges into the Borcea branch of the Danube in Giurgeni. It is 417 km (259 mi) long, and its basin area is 10,350 km2 (4,000 sq mi).[2][3] Ialomița County takes its name from this river.

The upper reach of the river is sometimes known as Valea Obârșiei or Obârșia Ialomiței.

Localities[edit]

The following localities are situated along the river Ialomița, from source to mouth: Moroeni, Pietroșița, Fieni, Pucioasa, Doicești, Aninoasa, Târgoviște, Răzvad, Comișani, Băleni, Finta, Cojasca, Poienarii Burchii, Fierbinți-Târg, Dridu, Urziceni, Manasia, Alexeni, Ion Roată, Sfăntu Gheorghe, Balaciu, Căzănești, Ciochina, Andrășești, Perieți, Slobozia, Cosâmbești, Bucu, Sudiți and Țăndărei.

The largest cities along the Ialomița are Târgoviște and Slobozia.

Tributaries[edit]

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Ialomița (from source to mouth):[2]

Lakes and dams[edit]

History[edit]

The Naparis River, mentioned in Histories Book 4, is likely the modern Ialomița. The Naparis was one of five Scythian Rivers listed by Herodotus which began in Scythia and fed into the Danube.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Planul național de management. Sinteza planurilor de management la nivel de bazine/spații hidrografice, anexa 7.1" (PDF, 5.1 MB). Administrația Națională Apele Române. 2010. pp. 832–838.
  2. ^ a b c Atlasul cadastrului apelor din România. Partea 1 (in Romanian). Bucharest: Ministerul Mediului. 1992. pp. 347–357. OCLC 895459847. River code: XI.1
  3. ^ Danube River Basin District, Part A - Roof Report, IPCDR, p 12