Leitha


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Leitha

(lī`tä), Hung. Lajta, river, 112 mi (180 km) long, formed in E Austria by the confluence of the Schwarza and Pitten rivers. It flows generally east to an arm of the Danube River near Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary. It was the historic boundary between Austria and Hungary.
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Leitha

 

a river in Austria and Hungary. Length, approximately 180 km. The Leitha rises in the Fischbach Alps, flows through the western part of the Central Danubian Plain, and empties into the Moson Danube, an arm of the Danube. Average discharge of water, approximately 10 cu m per sec. It is not navigable. The Austrian cities of Wiener Neustadt and Bruck are situated in the Leitha Basin.

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