Tundzha


Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tundzha

 

(Tunca), a river that flows through Bulgaria and, in its lower course, through Turkey; a left tributary of the Maritsa River. The Tundzha measures 405 km in length, 345 km of which is in Bulgaria, and drains an area of approximately 7,900 sq km. It originates on the southern slopes of the Stara Planina and flows through the Kazanluk Basin and the Thracian Plain. It is fed by snow and rain. High water occurs in winter and spring. The mean flow rate in the lower course is approximately 40 cm m per sec. Waters of the Tundzha from the G. Dimitrov and Zhrebchevo reservoirs in Bulgaria are used for irrigation. The city of Iambol, Bulgaria, is on the Tundzha, and the city of Edirne, Turkey, is at the river’s mouth.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Iskar and Osam rivers in the area of Izgrev village have risen, as well as the Tundzha in Yambol, but not significantly.
The Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project: Surface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria 2009-2015 Final Report
BULGARIA: Bulgarians sing and dance in the icy waters |of the Tundzha river, as they celebrate Epiphany in the town of Kalofer.
ROMA FESTIVAL/TURKEY: Roma people, living in western Turkish city of Edirne celebrated the spring festival of "Kakava Hydyrellez" with music and specific rituals on the banks of the River Tundzha on Monday.
A large group of men and boys go in the icy waters of Tundzha river early in the morning and perform the unique menas dance called aMazhko horoa.
EDyRNE (CyHAN)- Roma people, living in western Turkish city of Edirne celebrated the spring festival of "Kakava Hydyrellez" with music and specific rituals on the banks of the River Tundzha on Monday.
This morning and until noon floods are possible in the middle upper reaches of the Tundzha River and the Muhuritsa River, as well as in the catchment of the river Sazlijka and the upper parts of the Maritsa River catchment.
Part of the park in Elhovo is flooded by the river Tundzha, said Mayor Petar Kirov.