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Mur

(mo͝or), Hung., Slovenian, and Croatian Mura (mo͞o`rä), river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in the Hohe Tauern, S central Austria. It flows NE to Bruck, where it receives the Mürz River, its chief tributary. Turning southeast, it flows past Graz (the head of navigation) and through NE Slovenia along the Slovenian-Croatian and Croatian-Hungarian borders to the Drava River. Used for power production and the transportation of raw materials, the river has attracted many industries to its banks.
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Mur

 

(also Mura), a river in Austria and Yugoslavia. A section of the border between Yugoslavia and Hungary lies along the lower course of the river. The Mur is a left tributary of the Drava (Danube basin). Length, 434 km; drains an area of about 15,000 sq km. In its upper course it flows through a narrow valley. Below the city of Graz (Austria) it flows along a plain. The average discharge rate at the mouth is 166 cu m per sec. The Mur is floatable. A hydroelectric power plant is located on the river. It is navigable below Graz.

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