Olt River


Olt River
Olt River
The Avrig reservoir on the Olt River
Countries Romania
Counties Harghita, Covasna, Braşov, Sibiu,
Vâlcea, Olt, Teleorman
Tributaries
 - left Râul Negru, Bârsa, Topolog
 - right Cormoş, Cibin, Lotru, Olteţ
Cities Sfântu Gheorghe, Râmnicu Vâlcea,
Slatina
Source
 - location Hăsmaş Mountains, Bălan, Harghita
 - elevation 1,440 m (4,724 ft)
Mouth Danube
 - location near Turnu Măgurele
 - coordinates 43°42′46″N 24°48′1″E / 43.71278°N 24.80028°E / 43.71278; 24.80028
Length 615 km (382 mi)
Basin 24,050 km2 (9,286 sq mi)
Discharge for *
 - average 174 m3/s (6,145 cu ft/s)
Official River Code VIII.1
Olt River map

The Olt River (Romanian and Hungarian; German: Alt; Latin: Aluta or Alutus) is a river in Romania. It is the longest river flowing exclusively through Romania. Its source is in the Hăşmaş Mountains of the eastern Carpathian Mountains, near the village Bălan. It flows through the Romanian counties Harghita, Covasna, Braşov, Sibiu, Vâlcea and Olt. The river was known as Alutus or Aluta in Roman antiquity. Olt County and the historical province of Oltenia are named after the river.

Sfântu Gheorghe, Râmnicu Vâlcea and Slatina are the main cities on the river Olt. The Olt flows into the Danube river near Turnu Măgurele.

Crossing the Olt river, 1869 watercolor by Amedeo Preziosi

Contents

Towns and villages

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Olt, from source to mouth (incomplete list): Bălan, Sândominic, Miercurea-Ciuc, Sfântu Gheorghe, Făgăraş, Brezoi, Călimăneşti, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Drăgăşani, Slatina, Drăgăneşti-Olt.

Tributaries

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Olt:

Left: Fieru, Fagu Oltului, Scaunu, Covaci, Fântâna lui Gal, Sedloca, Lăcaşul lui Baboş, Şoarecu, Cadu, Racu, Delniţa, Pustnic, Fitod, Fişag, Cozmeni, Tuşnad, Vârghiş, Pârâul Cetăţii, Comloş, Gaura Dracului, Valea cu Pruni, Valea Roşie, Podu Mare, Valea Mare, Vâlcelul Podului, Malnaş, Hereţ, Borviz, Talomir, Vonţ, Fotoş, Mărtănuş, Râul Negru, Valea Neagră, Ghimbăşel, Bârsa, Homorod, Hotaru, Valea Seacă, Stiniş, Hotaru, Măieruş, Hotaru, Bozom, Valea Lungă, Remetea, Ormeniş, Feneş, Top, Valea Cetăţii, Valea Părului, Valea Mare, Bogata, Lupşa, Comana, Sărata, Veneţia, Părău, Găvan, Şercaia, Urăsa, Mândra, Iaz, Sebeş, Făgărăşel, Berivoi, Racoviţa, Hurez, Săvăstreni, Netot, Dridif, Breaza, Sâmbăta, Racoviţa, Olteţ, Drăguş, Hotar, Viştea, Corbul Viştei, Corbul Ucei, Ucea, Gârlăţel, Arpaş, Valea Neagră, Seaca, Cârţişoara, Opat, Scoreiu, Valea Muntelui, Porumbacu, Răcovicioara, Avrig, Mârşa, Racoviţa, Pârâul Hotărăl, Moaşa, Sebeş, Valea Caselor, Valea Priboiului, Valea Strâmbă, Valea Mărului, Rândibou, Valea Fratelui, Curpănu, Valea Satului, Boia, Băiaşu, Lotrişor, Pârâul Odăilor, Văratica, Slâmna, Armăsarul, Alunul, Pârâul La Clopot, Pârâul Roşiei, Pârâul Mănăstirii, Bivolari, Muşeţelu, Păuşa, Valea Satului, Sălătrucel, Sâmnic, Aninoasa, Topolog, Teiu, Trepteanca, Valea Mare, Bolovanul, Cungrea, Sterpu, Cepturaru, Surdui, Cungrea Mică, Strehareţi, Şopot, Clocociov, Milcov, Cinculeasa, Oboga, Dârjov, Iminog

Right: Râul Sărăturii, Şandru, Sipoş, Lunca Mare, Lunca, Raţa, Madicea, Mădăraş, Şugău, Var, Hidegviz, Segheş, Ştiuca, Beta, Căpâlnaş, Techera, Valea Mare, Budeş, Sântimbru, Minei, Pârâul Merilor, Sugasău, Pârâul Mare, Mitaciul, Pârâul Minerului, Pârâul Corbului, Frasinu, Pârâul Şoimului, Pârâul Calului, Recoltiaş, Murgul Mic, Murgul Mare, Gohan, Somoş, Pârâul Morii, Turda, Zălan, Dogoş, Telec, Calnic, Valea Crişului, Valea Seacă, Arcuş, Porumbele, Debren, Semeria, Gereb, Pârâul Frumos, Ilieni, Valea Baciului, Izvorul Mic, Pârâul Ciorii, Pârâul Olarului, Araci, Pârâul Satului, Iarăş, Corlat, Surduc, Somoş, Belinul Mic, Belinul Mare, Pârâul Adânc, Valea Scurtă, Aita, Groapa Mare, Mateiaşul, Pârâul Satului, Pârâul Cărbunarilor, Pârâul Adânc, Pârâul cu Salcâmi, Pârâul Scurt, Chepeţ (Căpeni), Baraolt, Cormoş, Carhaga, Pârâul Sărat, Podu Mare, Homorod, Dăişoara, Crăiţa, Ticuş, Felmer, Cincu, Galaţi, Poeniţa, Pârâul Nou, Valea Fermelor, Bradu, Cibin, Pleaşa, Megieşul Lotrioara, Râul Vadului, Valea Scaunelor, Stupina, Valea lui Vlad, Uria, Robeşti, Sărăcineşti, Sălişte, Cârciuma, Călineşti, Betel, Lotru, Şipote, Lotrişorul, Puturoasa, Râul Poştei, Căciulata, Mituţu, Căldările, Pârâul lui Chirică, Muereasca, Olăneşti, Pârâul Ruzii, Focşa, Govora, Bistriţa, Luncavăţ, Scundu, Prundeni, Pesceana, Canalul Oporelu, Olteţ, Teslui, Gologan, Vlădila, Suhatul, Cruşov

Dams on the Olt River

Avrig, Voila, Robesti, Viştea, Arpaşu, Scoreiu, Cornetu, Gura Lotrului, Turnu, Călimăneşti, Dăeşti, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Râureni, Govora, Băbeni, Ioneşti, Zăvideni, Drăgăşani, Strejeşti, Arceşti, Slatina, Ipoteşti, Drăgăneşti, Frunzaru, Rusăneşti, Izbiceni, Islaz

Clickable map of the (ro:Defileul Oltului)/(en:Olt Defile) drainage basin

Lotrioara drainage basin Megieşul & Pleaşa drainages basins Mărul & Strâmba drainages basins Fratelui & Boul drainages basins Vadul drainage basin Vlad/Stupina/Valea Largă/Scaunelor drainage basin Curpănul & Coţii drainage basin Boia drainage basin Uria and Robeşti drainage basin Călineşti under construction Secu drainage basin Băiaşu drainage basin Lotrişor under construction Brădişor Lake Vidra Lake Latoriţa drainage basin Lotru under construction România Cindrel Mountains Făgăraş Mountains Cozia Massif Căpăţânii Mountains Parâng Mountains Şureanu Mountains Lotrului Mountains
Senzitive map of the Olt Defile drainage basin. (Click on the desired quadrant.)

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See also

References

  • Administraţia Naţională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - Bucureşti
  • Institutul de Meteorologie şi Hidrologie - Rîurile României - Bucureşti 1971
  • Trasee turistice - judeţul Olt [1]
  • Trasee turistice - judeţul Vâlcea [2]

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