Narew Нараў River Countries Poland, Belarus Voivodeships / Voblasts Hrodna, Podlaskie, Mazovian Source - location north-eastern part of the Bialowieza Forest near Dzikie Bagno, Belarus - elevation 159 m (522 ft) - coordinates Mouth - location Modlin (Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki), Poland - elevation 70.7 m (232 ft) - coordinates Length 484 km (301 mi) Basin 75,200 km2 (29,035 sq mi) Discharge for Modlin (Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki) - average 328 m3/s (11,583 cu ft/s) Discharge elsewhere (average) - entering Pułtusk 146 m3/s (5,156 cu ft/s)
The Narew River [ˈnarɛf] (Belarusian:Нараў, Lithuanian:Naura), in western Belarus and north-eastern Poland, is a left tributary of the Vistula river. The Narew is one of Europe's few braided rivers, the term relating to the twisted channels resembling braided hair.
The portion of the river between Zegrze Reservoir and the Vistula is sometimes called Narwio-Bug, Narwo-Bug, Bugonarew, Bugo-Narew, Narwiobug or Narwobug. At the confluence near Zegrze the Bug is longer than Narew, however, the Narew's discharge is much higher. Because of that the river was variously referred to as either Narew, Bug, Bugo-Narew, Bugonarew, Narwiobug or Narwobug.
Until after World War II rivers were commonly classified by their length. As at the confluence near Zegrze Bug is longer than Narew, the Bugonarew was often considered part of Bug river and Narew was thought of as its tributary. However, at the same time Narew's discharge is much higher at their meeting point.
On December 27, 1962 the Prime Minister of Poland's act abolished the name Bugonarew soon after the Zegrze Reservoir had been constructed. Since then the river is considered to be part of Narew, while Bug is currently considered a left tributary. The name however is continued to be used, especially by the inhabitants of towns located along the banks of the stretch of river, such as Pułtusk.
The Narew flows through the geographical region of Europe known as the Wysoczyzny Podlasko – Bialoruskie (English: Podlasie and Belarus Plateau) located within the Podlaskie Voivodeship and Masovian Voivodeship of Poland and the Hrodna Voblast of Belarus.
Country Length Basin Area Belarus 36 kilometres (22 mi) 21,302 square kilometres (8,225 sq mi) Poland 448 kilometres (278 mi) 53,873 square kilometres (20,800 sq mi) Total 484 kilometres (301 mi) 53,873 square kilometres (20,800 sq mi)
The Narew is the fifth longest Polish river.
Cities and towns
County Gmina Village Comments Białoruś Czoło - osada Podlaskie Voivodeship hajnowski Narewka Siemianówka Białystok Michałowo Bondary hajnowski Narew Narew Białystok Zabłudów Kaniuki Juchnowiec Kościelny Czerewki Bielsk Wyszki Strabla białostocki Suraż Suraż Łapy Uhowo Turośń Kościelna Topilec wysokomazowiecki Kobylin-Borzymy Kurowo siedziba Narwiańskiego Parku Narodowego Sokoły Waniewo Białystok Choroszcz Choroszcz moniecki Krypno Góra Białystok Tykocin Tykocin moniecki Trzcianne Zajki Białystok Zawady Góra Strękowa Captain Władysław Raginis w trakcie World War II 1939 Łaś-Toczyłowo Łomża Wizna Wizna Piątnica Drozdowo Siedziba dyrekcji Łomżyńskiego Parku Krajobrazowego Doliny Narwi oraz Muzeum Przyrody w Drozdowie w dawnym dworze Lutosławskich. Łomża Siemień Nadrzeczny Piątnica Piątnica Łomża Łomża kolneński Mały Płock Chludnie Łomża Nowogród Nowogród Zbójna Gontarze Miastkowo Nowosiedliny ostatnia miejscowość nad Narwią w woj. podlaskim Masovian Voivodeship ostrołęcki Lelis Łęg Starościński Rzekuń Laskowiec Ostrołęka Ostrołęka ostrołęcki Olszewo-Borki Ostrołęka Rzekuń Dzbenin makowski Różan Różan wyszkowski Długosiodło Ostrykół Dworski makowski Rzewnie Nowe Łachy wyszkowski Rząśnik Nowy Lubiel pułtuski Obryte Zambski Kościelne Pułtusk Pułtusk Pokrzywnica Łubienica Zatory Stawinoga legionowski Serock Serock Jadwisin Nieporęt Nieporęt Serock Dębe Wieliszew Topolina nowodworski (mazowiecki) Pomiechówek Stare Orzechowo Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki Narew flows into Vistula
Left Bank Right Bank Municipality Characteristics Country Czoło Bialowieza Forest Belarus Bierieżanka Bialowieza Forest Siemianówka Marshland Poland Siemianówka Siemianówka Marshland Bondary Narewka Olszanka Ruda Narew Małynka Rudnia Czarna Kaniuki Łoknica Orlanka Czerewki Strabelka Strabla Liza Suraż Narew National Park Awissa Łapy Turośnianka Niewodnica Topilec Waniewo Kurowo Horodnianka Choroszcz Supraśl Złotoria[disambiguation needed ] Jaskranka Góra Nareśl Tykocin Ślina Targonie Wielkie Zajki Góra Strękowa Biebrza Biebrza National Park Wizna Łojewek Bronowo Łomżyński Valley national Park Gać Narwica Łomża Piątnica Łomżyczka Lepacka Struga Pisa Nowogród Ruż Gontarze Szkwa Nowosiedliny Rozoga Czeczotka Ostrołęka Omulew Olszewo-Borki Róż Chełsty Różan Orz Brzóze Duże Wymakracz Ostrykół Dworski Orzyc Zambski Kościelne Pełta Pułtusk Bug Serock Zegrze Reservoir Rządza Nieporęt Topolina Wkra Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki mouth of the river at the Vistula
On August 23, 1939, the Soviet Union and Germany signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, agreeing to divide Poland along the Narew, Vistula (Wisła), and San rivers.
On September 6, 1939, Polish military forces attempted to use the Narew as a defense line against German attack during the German Invasion of Poland. This was abandoned the next day in favor of the Bug as German forces had already penetrated the defenses.
The Battle of Wizna was fought along the banks of the river between September 7 and September 10, 1939, between the forces of Poland and Germany during the initial stages of Invasion of Poland. Because it consisted of a small force holding a piece of fortified territory against a vastly larger invasion for three days at great cost before being annihilated with no known survivors, Wizna is sometimes referred to as a Polish Thermopylae in Polish culture.
On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland. By 28 September, the Soviet Army had reached the line of the rivers Narew, Bug River, Vistula and San - completing the division of Poland as negotiated in advance.
Odra Vistula Lagoon Baltic Sea
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