Jijia

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Jijia

 

a river in Rumania; right tributary of the Prut River. Length, 280 km. It rises in the USSR near the Rumanian border. The river flows for a significant distance along the Ciscarpathian plain. In its lower reaches it flows parallel to the Prut River in a valley of extensive marshy floodlands for a distance of 70 km. The Jijia, fed by snow and rain, is subject to high flooding in the spring; however, it becomes much shallower during the summer. The river is not navigable.