Lužnice

Geobox | River
name = Lužnice
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image_caption = The Lužnice near Bechyně
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country = Czech Republic
country_

country1 = Austria
state =
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district =
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tributary_left =
tributary_right = Nežárka
city = Soběslav
city1 = Tábor
landmark =
source =
source_location = Gratzener Berge
source_country = Austria
source_elevation = 970
source_lat_d = 48
source_lat_m = 35
source_lat_s = 50.6
source_lat_NS = N
source_long_d = 14
source_long_m = 43
source_long_s = 54
source_long_EW = E
mouth = Vltava
mouth_elevation =
mouth_lat_d = 49
mouth_lat_m = 13
mouth_lat_s = 49.7
mouth_lat_NS = N
mouth_long_d = 14
mouth_long_m = 23
mouth_long_s = 21
mouth_long_EW = E
length = 208
width =
depth =
watershed = 4226.2
discharge = 24.3
discharge_location = mouth
free =



map_background = Czechia - background map.png map_caption = The Lužnice and its watershed until it enters the Vltava (magenta)
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The Lužnice (IPA2|ˈlʊʒɲɪtsɛ, German: "Lainsitz") is a river in the Czech Republic (204 km) starting in Austria (4 km). It flows into the Vltava river in Týn nad Vltavou (approximately 50 km north of České Budějovice). The river drains 4,226 square kilometers.

The river was first mentioned in sources in the year 1179. The name was derived from an old Czech word for "water flowing through meadows".Fact|date=August 2007

Several places on the river are popular destinations for recreation and canoeing.

Towns and cities on the Lužnice river

* Gmünd (Austria)
* České Velenice
* Třeboň
* Veselí nad Lužnicí
* Soběslav
* Tábor
* Bechyně
* Týn nad Vltavou

External links

* [http://www.tabor.cz/1ja/1historie/45.htm Basic information] en icon
* [http://www.pf.jcu.cz/others/okoli/prir/luznice.htm Detailed information] cs icon


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