Narva River

Narva (Estonian: Narva jõgi
Russian: Нарва
)
River
Narva jõgi 1999.jpg
The Narva flowing between Hermann Castle and Ivangorod Fortress
CountriesEstonia, Russia
Tributaries
 - leftJaama, Poruni, Mustajõgi
 - rightPlyussa, Rosson
CitiesNarva, Ivangorod, Narva-Jõesuu
SourceLake Peipsi
 - elevation30 m (98 ft)
 - coordinates58°59′14″N 27°43′50″E / 58°59′14″N 27°43′50″E / 58.98722; 27.73056
MouthNarva Bay in Finnish Gulf
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates59°28′14″N 28°02′37″E / 59°28′14″N 28°02′37″E / 59.47056; 28.04361
Length77 km (48 mi)
Width0.15–1.2 km (0–1 mi)
Depth5 m (16 ft)
Basin56,225 km2 (21,709 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average400 m3/s (14,126 cu ft/s)
Basin countriesRussia (62.9%), Estonia (30.5%), Latvia (6.6%),[1] Belarus (minute share)(see map)
Narva basin map.svg
Map of the Narva river and Lake Peipsi basins

The Narva (Estonian: Narva jõgi; Russian: Нарва) or Narova is a river flowing into the Baltic Sea, the largest river in Estonia by discharge. Draining Lake Peipsi, the river forms the border of Estonia and Russia and flows through the towns of Narva/Ivangorod and Narva-Jõesuu into Narva Bay. Though the river is only 77 kilometres (48 mi) long, in terms of volume discharged it is the second largest river flowing into the Gulf of Finland. The river gives its name to the Narva culture and the city of Narva.

Etymology

Fishing competition "Narva Salmon 2014"

The etymology of the toponym Narva is not clear, but according to the most common theory it comes from a Vepsian word narva meaning waterfall or stream.[2]

Other Languages
تۆرکجه: ناروا چایی
беларуская: Нарва (рака)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Нарва (рака Эстоніі)
български: Нарва
Deutsch: Narva (Fluss)
Ελληνικά: Νάρβα (ποταμός)
español: Río Narva
Esperanto: Narva (rivero)
euskara: Narva (ibaia)
فارسی: رود ناروا
français: Narva (fleuve)
한국어: 나르바강
հայերեն: Նարվա (գետ)
hrvatski: Narva (rijeka)
Bahasa Indonesia: Sungai Narva
italiano: Narva (fiume)
Кыргызча: Нарва
latviešu: Narva (upe)
lietuvių: Narva (upė)
Nederlands: Narva (rivier)
日本語: ナルヴァ川
norsk nynorsk: Narvaelva
Piemontèis: Narva (fium)
português: Rio Narva
русский: Нарва (река)
српски / srpski: Нарва (река)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Narva (rijeka)
suomi: Narvanjoki
svenska: Narva (flod)
Türkçe: Narova Nehri
удмурт: Нарва (шур)
українська: Нарва (річка)
中文: 納爾瓦河