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Title: Váh  
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Subject: History of Slovakia, Romans in Slovakia, Piešťany, Sereď, Liptovský Hrádok
Collection: Rivers of Slovakia, Tributaries of the Danube
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The Váh near Piešťany.
Country Slovakia
Primary source Čierny Váh
 - location Kráľova hoľa, Nízke Tatry
Secondary source Biely Váh
 - location Važecká dolina, Vysoké Tatry
Mouth Danube River
 - location Komárno
 - elevation 106.5 m (349 ft)
Length 406 km (252 mi)
Basin 15,075 km2 (5,820 sq mi)
 - average 152 m3/s (5,368 cu ft/s)
 - max 1,825 m3/s (64,449 cu ft/s)
 - min 22.3 m3/s (788 cu ft/s)
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The Váh (German: Waag;[1] Hungarian: Vág;[2][3] Polish: Wag[4]) is the longest river within Slovakia. Towns on the river include Liptovský Hrádok, Liptovský Mikuláš, Ružomberok, Vrútky, Žilina, Bytča, Považská Bystrica, Púchov, Ilava, Dubnica nad Váhom, Nemšová, Trenčín, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Piešťany, Hlohovec, Sereď, Šaľa, Kolárovo and Komárno.


  • Geography 1
  • References 2
  • Sources 3
  • External links 4


A left tributary of the Danube river, the Váh is 406 kilometres (252 mi) long, including its Čierny Váh branch. Its two sources, the Biely Váh (White Váh) and the Čierny Váh (Black Váh), are located in the Vysoké Tatry (High Tatras) and Nízke Tatry (Low Tatra) mountains, respectively, and it flows over northern and western Slovakia and finally feeds into the Danube near Komárno. The left tributaries are Demänovka, Revúca, Ľubochnianka, Turiec, Rajčanka and Nitra rivers, and the right tributaries are Belá, Orava, Varínka, Kysuca, Biela voda, Vlára, Dubová, Dudváh and Malý Dunaj rivers. In late medieval time it was a property of Stibor of Stiboricz and his son Stibor of Beckov of the Clan of Ostoja, later passing to Maurice Benyovszky as a gift of Maria Theresa.

It includes canals, artificial dams (Čierny Váh, Liptovská Mara, Bešeňová, Krpeľany, Žilina, Hričov, Nosice, Sĺňava, Madunice, Kráľová and Selice) and 16 hydropower stations, whose construction started in the 1930s and increased after World War II. The main Slovak limited-access motorway is along the Váh (BratislavaTrenčínPovažská BystricaŽilina and RužomberokPoprad), as well as the main railway Bratislava – Žilina – Košice.


  1. ^ The Cambridge Ancient History. Cambridge University Press. 1970. ISBN 0-521-26335-2
  2. ^ Kocsis, Károly (2001). Towns in Slovakia with absolute Hungarian majority. p. 73.  
  3. ^ Felbermann, Louis. Hungary and Its People. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  4. ^ Wag w Słowniku geograficznym Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich (in Geographical Dictionary of Polish Kingdom and other Slavic countries).


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