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European river catchments


Table 2: European river catchments exceeding 50 000 km2 (numbers refer to the catchment map)

River

Country

Catchment area (103 km2)

Mean discharge (km3/yr)

Length (km)

1

Volga

RU

1360

230

3530

2

Danube

DE, AT, SK, HU, HR, SB, RO, BG, UA, CH*, PL*, IT*, CZ*, SI*, BA*, AL*, MD*

817

205

2850

3

Dnepr

RU, BY, UA

558

53

2270

4

Don

RU, UA*

422

38

1870

5

Severnaya Dvina

RU

358

148

740

6

Pechora

RU

322

129

1810

7

Neva

RU, FI*, BY*

281

79

75

8

Ural

RU, Kazakhstan

270

-

2540

9

Wisla

PL, SK*, UA*, BY*

194

31

1050

10

Kura

GE, TK, AZ, AR*, Iran*

188

18

1360

11

Rhine

CH, AT, DE, FR, NL IT*, LU*, BE*

185

69

2200

12

Elbe

CZ, DE, AT*, PL*

148

24

1140

13

Oder

CZ, PL, DE

119

16

850

14

Loire

FR

118

32

1010

15

Neman

BY, LT, RU, PL*

98

22

960

16

Douro

ES, PT

98

20

790

17

Rhône

CH, FR

96

54

810

18

Zapadnaya Dvina

RU, BY, LV, LT*

88

21

1020

19

Garonne

FR

85

21

575

20

Ebro

ES

84

17

910

21

Tajo

ES, PT

80

6

1010

22

Seine

FR

79

16

780

23

Mezen

RU

78

26

970

24

Guadiana

ES, PT

72

-

800

25

Dnestr

UA, MD

72

10

1350

26

Po

IT, CH*

69

46

670

27

Yuzhnyy Bug

UA

65

3

860

28

Kuban

RU

58

13

870

29

Onega

RU

57

18

420

30

Guadalquivir

ES

57

2

675

31

Kemijoki

FI

51

17

510

Note: * The country includes part of the catchment area but the main river does not run through it.

Source: EEA 1995

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