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Morava(môr`ävä), Ger. March, river, c.240 mi (390 km) long, rising in the Sudetes, N Czech Republic, and flowing generally S past Olomouc into the Danube River, W of Bratislava. It is navigable in its lower course, which also forms part of Slovakia's border with the Czech Republic and Austria. The Morava Valley is very fertile; sugar beets, grains, and tobacco are raised there. The valley is an important north-south thoroughfare.
Velika Morava(vĕl`ĭkä môr`ävä), river, 134 mi (216 km) long, formed at Stalać, E Serbia, by the junction of the Zapadna Morava and the Južna Morava. It flows N to the Danube River. The Morava's wide valley is fertile and densely populated. Along with the Vardar River it is a major transportation corridor of the Balkan Peninsula.
a river in Czechoslovakia (in its lower course it flows along the border between Czechoslovakia and Austria); a left tributary of the Danube. Length, 388 km; basin area, 26,600 sq km. The Morava rises in the Sudetes; for a large part of its length it flows in the depression between the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands and the spurs of the Western Carpathians. Maximum flow is in the spring; low water is in summer. Autumn rains bring flash floods. Average water discharge at the mouth is 115 cu m per sec. The Morava is navigable to the city of Hodonin. It is used for irrigation. A hydroelectric power plant is on the river.
a river in Yugoslavia (in Serbia); a right tributary of the Danube. Formed by the confluence of the Juzna Morava and Zapadna Morava rivers. Length, 217 km (from the source of the Juzna Morava, 563 km); basin area, about 38,000 sq km (including 1,200 sq km in Bulgaria). The upper courses of the rivers that make up the Morava are in mountains, cutting through hills and low mountains in their lower courses; below their confluence the Morava flows over the fertile, densely populated Pomoravlje plain, where it divides into arms and meanders. The main (right) tributary of the Zapadna Morava is the Ibar (272 km). There are flash floods in spring. The average discharge at the mouth is approximately 260 cu m per sec. There is a hydroelectric power plant on the river, and timber is rafted. The river’s water is used for irrigation. The cities of Paracin and Cuprija are in the Morava valley.