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Major European rivers, catchment areas


Major European rivers, catchment areas and the % of the country area drained (Numbers refer to the catchment map).

Country
(country code)

River

Catchment

Area
(103 km2)

Per cent of
country

Albania (AL)

64

Drin

~7.0

~23

 

87

Seman

5.6

20

 

82

Vijosë

~4.5

~16

 

Austria (AT)

2

Danube

80.6

96

 

#

Inn

15.9

19

#

11

Rhine

2.4

3

 

Belarus (BY)

3

Dnepr

~130.0

~63

 

15

Neman

45.5

22

 

18

Zapadnaya Dvina

~30.0

~14

 

Belgium (BE)

39

Meuse

13.5

44

 

52

Schelde

~10.0

~33

 

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BA)

#

Sava

~37.5

~74

#

70

Neretva

~10.0

~20

 

Bulgaria (BG)

2

Danube

48.2

43

 

47

Maritza

21.1

19

 

55

Struma

10.8

10

 

Croatia (HR)

2

Danube

~37.0

~65

 

#

Sava

~24.5

~44

#

#

Drava

~8.0

~14

#

Czech Republic (CZ)

12

Elbe

51.4

64

 

#

Morava

~25.0

~30

#

13

Oder

4.7

6

 

Denmark (DK)

99

Gudenå

2.6

6

 

101

Skjern Å

2.3

5

 

103

Storå

1.1

3

 

Estonia (EE)

35

Narva

~20.0

~45

 

81

Pärnu

6.9

15

 

102

Jägala

~1.5

~3

 

Finland (FI)

×

Vuoksa

61.1

18

×

31

Kemijoki

51.1

15

 

38

Kymijoki

37.2

12

 

42

Kokemäenjoki

27.0

9

 

former
Yugoslavic Republic
of Macedonia (MK)

48

Vardar

~20.5

~81

 

64

Drin

~3.5

~13

 

France (FR)

14

Loire

117.5

21

 

17

Rhone

85.6

16

 

19

Garonne

85.0

16

 

22

Seine

79.0

14

 

Georgia (GE)

10

Kura

~42.5

~61

 

66

Rioni

13.4

19

 

ý

Alazani

7.5

11

ý

Germany (DE)

11

Rhine

102.1

29

 

12

Elbe

97.0

27

 

2

Danube

59.6

17

 

33

Weser

45.8

13

 

Greece (GR)

73

Aliákmon

~9.5

~7

 

80

Piniós

7.1

5

 

55

Strimon

6.0

5

 

Hungary (HU)

2

Danube

93.0

100

 

#

Tisza

44.6

48

#

#

Drava

6.2

7

#

Iceland (IS)

77

Jökulsá-á-Fjöllum

7.8

8

 

78

Thjórsá

7.5

7

 

84

Ölfusa

6.1

6

 

Ireland (IE)

65

Shannon

~14.0

~20

 

88

Barrow

~5.5

~8

 

96

Suir

3.6

5

 

Italy (IT)

26

Po

69.0

23

 

56

Tevere

17.2

6

 

68

Adige

12.2

4

 

Latvia (LV)

18

Daugava

23.6

37

 

75

Lielupe

8.8

14

 

74

Gauja

7.9

12

 

Lithuania (LT)

15

Neman

46.6

71

 

Vilnya

13.8

71

69

Venta

5.2

8

 

Luxembourg (LU)

Ý

Süre

~2.0

~77

Ý

Ý

Mosel

~0.5

~19

Ý

Moldova (MD)

25

Dnestr

~18.0

~53

 

#

Prut

~12.0

~36

#

94

Kogel'nik

3.9

11

 

The Netherlands (NL)

11

Rhine

~25.0

~60

 

39

Meuse

6.0

14

 

Norway (NO)

36

Glomma

41.4

13

 

56

Drammens-elva

17.1

5

 

59

Tana

10.9

3

 

Poland (PL)

9

Wisla

191.8

61

 

13

Oder

114.2

37

 

100

Rega

2.6

1

 

Portugal (PT)

16

Douro

~20.0

~22

 

21

Tajo

~18.0

~20

 

24

Guadiana

~14.0

~15

 

Romania (RO)

2

Danube

232.2

98

 

#

Muresul

27.8

12

#

#

Oltul

24.0

10

#

Russian Federation (RU)

(European part)

1

Volga

1360.0

35

 

4

Don

~380.0

~10

 

5

Severnaya Dvina

357.0

9

 

6

Pechora

322.0

8

 

7

Neva

~220.0

~6

 

8

Ural

~110.0

~3

 

3

Dnepr

~105.0

~3

 

Serbia-Montenegro (CS)

2

Danube

~95.0

~93

 

#

Sava

~20.0

~19

#

64

Drin

~4.5

~4

 

Slovak Republic (SK)

2

Danube

~46.5

~97

 

#

Váh

~17.5

~37

#

#

Tisza

~16.0

~33

#

Slovenia (SI)

#

Sava

10.8

53

#

#

Drava

~5.0

~24

#

Spain (ES)

20

Ebro

84.2

17

 

16

Douro

~78.0

~15

 

21

Tajo

~62.0

~12

 

24

Guadiana

~58.0

~11

 

Sweden (SE)

32

Göta älv

~41.0

~9

 

37

Torne älv

34.1

8

 

40

Ångermanälven

30.6

7

 

41

Dalälven

29.0

6

 

Switzerland (CH)

11

Rhine

28.0

68

 

;

Aare

17.8

43

 

17

Rhone

10.4

25

 

Ukraine (UA)

3

Dnepr

293.0

48

 

27

Yuzhnyy Bug

63.7

11

 

25

Dnestr

52.7

9

 

United Kingdom (GB)

62

Thames

15.0

6

 

71

Severn

11.6

5

 

72

Trent

10.5

4

 

Notes: River numbers  refer to Map 1. Symbols refer to tributaries to: #, Danube; Ý, Rhine; ×, Neva; ý, Kura; ¶, Neman. Same rivers with different names: Strimon/Struma; Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina.

Source: EEA 1995

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