Drina (Wikipedia)
Drina River.jpg
The Drina River near Mali Zvornik, Serbia
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Basin features
Main source Bosnia and Herzegovina, between the slopes of the Maglić and Pivska planina mountains
River mouth Sava, at the Serbian-Bosnian border between Crna Bara and Bosanska Rača
Basin size 19,570 km2 (7,560 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 346 km (215 mi)
  • Average rate:
    from 125 m3/s (4,400 cu ft/s) at the Ćehotina's mouth to 370 m3/s (13,000 cu ft/s) on the Drina's mouth into the Sava

The Drina (Serbian Cyrillic: Дрина, pronounced [drǐːna]) is a 346 km (215 mi) long international river, which forms a large portion of the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. It is the longest tributary of the Sava River and the longest karst river in the Dinaric Alps which belongs to the Danube river watershed. Its name is derived from the Latin name of the river (Latin: Drinus) which in turn is derived from Greek (Ancient Greek: Dreinos).

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