Hnilec (river)


The Hnilec (Hungarian: Gölnic), German: Göllnitz) is a river in Slovakia. Its source is located below the Kráľova hoľa mountain, Low Tatras. It flows into the Hornád river near Margecany. The Palcmanská Maša dam is located on the river near Dobšiná. Places of interest along the river include Dobšiná Ice Cave and the Slovak Paradise. It is 91 km (57 mi) long and its basin size is 655 km2 (253 sq mi).[1]

Hnilec
Hnilec river on the Palcmanská Máša dam
Location
CountrySlovakia
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationLow Tatras (Kráľova hoľa hill)
Mouth 
  location
Hornád near Margecany
  coordinates
48.8878°N 21.0109°E / 48.8878; 21.0109
Length91 km (57 mi)
Basin size655 km2 (253 sq mi)
Discharge 
  average8.1 m3/s (290 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionHornádSajóTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

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