Map of lakes and rivers in the Carpathian Basin
Map of lakes and rivers in the Carpathian Basin

Some of the Rivers of Hungary include:

Rivers by length

(> 100 km, only the length in Hungary)

  1. Tisza - 597 km - 62,06% of total length
  2. Danube (Duna) - 417 km – 14,60% of total length
  3. Körös - 217.5 km
    1. triple Körös (Hármas-Körös) - 91.3 km – 100% of total length
    2. double Körös (Kettős-Körös) - 37.3 km – 100% of total length
      1. Crișul Negru (Fekete-Körös) - 20.5 km – 12.20% of total length
      2. Crișul Alb (Fehér-Körös) - 9.8 km – 4.16% of total length
    3. Crișul Repede (Sebes-Körös) - 58.6 km – 28.04% of total length
  4. Rába - 188 km – 66,43% of total length
  5. Zagyva - 179 km – 100% of total length
  6. Hortobágy-Berettyó - 167.3 km – 100% of total length
  7. Drava (Dráva) - 166.8 km – 22,27% of total length
  8. Ipeľ (Ipoly) - 143 km – 61.51% of total length
  9. Zala - 126 km – 100% of total length
  10. Sajó - 125.1 km – 56.10% of total length
  11. Répce and Rábca together - 123.7 km
  12. Sajó - 120.8 km – 100% of total length
  13. Hornád (Hernád) - 118 km – 41.26% of total length
  14. Kapos - 112.7 km – 100% of total length
  15. Tarna - 105 km – 100% of total length
  16. Marcal - 100.4 km – 100% of total length

Rivers by drainage area

Basin of the River Danube
Basin of the River Danube

(> 1000 km2, only the area in Hungary)

Danube (Duna) - 93,030 km² – 11,7% of total basin

Balaton from (Zala river and others) – 5,181 km²

Rivers by average discharge

Danube at Budapest
Danube at Budapest

(> 10 m3/s, this list includes not only in Hungary)

  1. Danube (Duna) - 6855 m³/s – in Budapest 2350 m³/s
  2. Tisza - 820 m³/s
  3. Drava (Dráva) - 670 m³/s
  4. Mureș (Maros) - 184 m³/s
  5. Mur (Mura) - 166 m³/s
  6. Bodrog - 115 m³/s
  7. Someș (Szamos) - 114 m³/s
  8. Körös (Hármas-Körös) - 100 m³/s
  9. Sajó - 60 m³/s
  10. Sió - 39 m³/s
  11. Hornád (Hernád) - 30.9 m³/s
  12. Crișul Repede (Sebes-Körös) - 25.4 m³/s
  13. Rába - 18 m³/s

Rivers by orography

Rivers that flow into other rivers are sorted by the proximity of their points of confluence to the sea (the lower in the list, the more upstream).

Black Sea

The rivers in this section are sorted north-west (Austria) to south (Croatia-Serbia).

Danube/Duna (main branch at Sulina, Romania)
Mosoni-Duna - branch of Danube
Leitha/Lajta (in Mosonmagyaróvár) R
Rábca (near Győr) R
Rába (in Győr) R
Marcal (near Gyirmót) R
Pinka (near Körmend) L
Lafnitz/Lapincs (near Szentgotthárd) L
Concó (near Ács) R
Által-ér (in Dunaalmás) R
Ipeľ/Ipoly (near Szob) L
Kiskunsági main channel (near Tass) L
Sió (in Gemenc Forest) R
Sárvíz (in Sióagárd) L
Séd (in Cece) R
Kapos (near Tolnanémeti) R
Sugovica (in Baja) L
Drava/Dráva (near Osijek, Croatia) R
Mur/Mura (near Legrad, Croatia) L
Big Krka/Kerka (near Muraszemenye) L
Ledava/Ledva (near Muraszemenye) R
Cserta (near Kerkateskánd) L
Lower Válicka/Alsó-Valicka (near Páka) L
Tisza (near Titel, Serbia) L
Túr (near Szatmárcseke) L
Someș/Szamos (near Vásárosnamény) L
Crasna/Kraszna (in Vásárosnamény) L
Bodrog (in Tokaj) R
Roňava/Ronyva (near Sátoraljaújhely) R
Keleti main channel (near Tiszalök) L
Sajó (near Tiszaújváros) R
Takta (near Kesznyéten) L
Hornád/Hernád (near Sajóhídvég) L
Szinva (in Miskolc) R
Bódva (near Boldva) L
Zagyva (in Szolnok) R
Tarna (near Jászjákóhalma) L
Galga (near Jászfényszaru) R
Hármas-Körös (in Csongrád) L
Hortobágy-Berettyó (near Mezőtúr) R
Crișul Repede/Sebes-Körös (near Körösladány) R
Barcău/Berettyó (near Szeghalom) R
Kettős-Körös (continuation of Hármas-Körös)
Crișul Negru/Fekete-Körös (near Gyula)
Crișul Alb/Fehér-Körös (near Gyula)
Mureș/Maros (near Szeged) L

Lake Balaton

The rivers in this section are sorted north-west to south-west.

Zala (near Balatonszentgyörgy)
Upper Válicka/Felső-Valicka (near Zalaegerszeg) R

Alphabetical list

Berettyó, Bodrog, Bodva, Dráva/Drava, Hernád, Fehér-Körös, Fekete-Körös, Ipoly, Kígyós/Plazović, Körös, Körös-ér, Kraszna, Lajta/Leitha, Maros, Mura/Mur, Pinka, Rába/Raab, Sajó, Sebes-Körös, Séd, Sió, Sugovica, Szamos, Szinva, Tisza, Zagyva, Zala, Válicka

See also