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The Narew
Narew
River ([ˈnarɛf]; Belarusian: Нараў Naraŭ; Lithuanian: Narvė, Narevas, Naruva, Naura; Ukrainian: Нарва Narva), in western Belarus
Belarus
and north-eastern Poland, is a right tributary of the Vistula
Vistula
river. The Narew
Narew
is one of Europe's few braided rivers, the term relating to the twisted channels resembling braided hair.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Name of the lower portion 3 Geography 4 Cities and towns 5 Tributaries 6 History 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Etymology[edit] The name of the river comes from a Proto-Indo-European root *nr primarily associated with water (compare Narva, Neretva, Neris, Ner and Nur)[1] or from a Lithuanian language
Lithuanian language
verb nerti primarily associated with dive and flood[citation needed]. Name of the lower portion[edit] The portion of the river between the junctions with the Western Bug and the Vistula
Vistula
is also known as the Bugonarew, Narwio-Bug, Narwo-Bug, Bugo-Narew, Narwiobug or Narwobug. At the confluence near Zegrze
Zegrze
the Bug is 1.6x longer, drains a 1.4x larger basin, and has a slightly higher average discharge (158 m³/s at Wyszków
Wyszków
vs 146 m³/s at Pułtusk
Pułtusk
for the Narew, both ~25 km above the junction). Thus the Bugonarew
Bugonarew
was often considered part of the Bug river and the Narew
Narew
a right tributary. On December 27, 1962, Prime Minister Józef Cyrankiewicz
Józef Cyrankiewicz
abolished the name Bugonarew
Bugonarew
soon after the Zegrze
Zegrze
Reservoir had been constructed.[2] Since then the river is officially part of the Narew, and the Bug became a left tributary. The name Bugonarew
Bugonarew
however is continued to be used, especially by the inhabitants of local towns, such as Pułtusk. Geography[edit] The Narew
Narew
flows through the geographical region of Europe
Europe
known as the Wysoczyzny Podlasko – Bialoruskie (English: Podlasie and Belarus Plateau) located within the Podlaskie Voivodeship
Podlaskie Voivodeship
and Masovian Voivodeship of Poland
Poland
and the Hrodna Voblast
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) 75,175 square kilometres (29,025 sq mi)

The Narew
Narew
is the fifth longest Polish river.

View from the road along Siemianówka
Siemianówka
reservoir near Bondary
Bondary
village, gmina Michałowo, Podlaskie voivodship, Poland

Cities and towns[edit]

Confluence
Confluence
of the Narew
Narew
and Vistula
Vistula
at Modlin

The valley of the river Narew
Narew
taken from the high river bank at Paulinowo-Dzbądz (close to city Różan)

Marshes on the braided channels of the Narew's floodplains, near Pańki
Pańki
and Rzędzian

Siemianówka
Siemianówka
reservoir near Bondary
Bondary
village, gmina Michałowo, podlaskie,Poland

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Country Voivodeship County Gmina Village Comments

Belarus

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 The seat of Narwiański Park Narodowy

Sokoły Waniewo

Białystok Choroszcz Choroszcz

moniecki Krypno Góra

Białystok Tykocin Tykocin

moniecki Trzcianne Zajki

Białystok Zawady Góra
Góra
Strękowa The fortifications defended by Captain Władysław Raginis
Władysław Raginis
during German Invasion of Poland

Łaś-Toczyłowo

Łomża Wizna Wizna

Piątnica Drozdowo The seat of Łomżyński Park Krajobrazowy Doliny Narwi
Łomżyński Park Krajobrazowy Doliny Narwi
and Museum of Nature

Łomża Siemień Nadrzeczny

Piątnica Piątnica

Łomża

Łomża

kolneński Mały Płock Chludnie

Łomża Nowogród Nowogród

Zbójna Gontarze

Miastkowo Nowosiedliny The last village in Podlaskie Voivodeship

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

Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki Pomiechówek Stare Orzechowo

Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki Narew
Narew
flows into Vistula

Tributaries[edit]

Left Bank Right Bank Municipality Characteristics Country

Czoło Bialowieza Forest Belarus

Bierieżanka

Bialowieza Forest
Bialowieza Forest
Siemianówka
Siemianówka
Marshland Poland

Siemianówka Siemianówka
Siemianówka
Marshland

Bondary

Narewka

Olszanka

Ruda Narew

Małynka

Rudnia

Czarna Kaniuki

Łoknica

Orlanka

Czerewki

Strabelka

Strabla

Liza

Suraż Narew
Narew
National Park

Awissa

Łapy

Turośnianka

Niewodnica Topilec

Waniewo

Kurowo

Horodnianka Choroszcz

Supraśl Złotoria

Jaskranka Góra

Nareśl Tykocin

Ślina

Targonie Wielkie

Zajki

Góra
Góra
Strękowa

Biebrza

Biebrza
Biebrza
National Park

Wizna

Łojewek Bronowo Łomżyński Valley national Park

Gać

Narwica Łomża
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
Zegrze
Reservoir

Rządza

Nieporęt

Topolina

Wkra Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki mouth of the river at the Vistula

The Narew
Narew
near Łomża. The river flows slowly, creating meanders

History[edit] On August 23, 1939, the Soviet Union and Germany signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, agreeing to divide Poland
Poland
along the Narew, Vistula
Vistula
(Wisła), and San rivers. On September 6, 1939, Polish military forces attempted to use the Narew
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
Wizna
was fought along the banks of the river between September 7 and September 10, 1939, between the forces of Poland
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
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
Vistula
and San - completing the division of Poland
Poland
as negotiated in advance. See also[edit]

Narew
Narew
National Park Narew
Narew
Landscape Park Rivers of Poland Geography of Poland

References[edit]

^ Witold Mańczak (1999). Wieża Babel (in Polish). Wrocław: Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich. ISBN 83-04-04463-3.  ^ (in Polish) "Monitor Polski" 1963, nr 3, poz. 6

External links[edit]

Natural tourism (birdwatching) in Narew
Narew
National Park

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Tributaries of the Vistula
Vistula
River

Forming rivers

Biała Wisełka Czarna Wisełka

Main tributaries of the left bank

Krajka Pszczynka Gostynia Przemsza Chech Rudno Sanka Rudawa Prądnik Dłubnia Roporek Szreniawa Nidzica Nida Strumień Czarna Koprzywianka Opatówka Kamienna Krępianka Iłżanka Zwoleńka Plewka Zagożdżonka Radomka Pilica Czarna Jeziorka Bzura Skrwa Lewa Zgłowiączka Tążyna Zielona Brda Wda Wierzyca

Main tributaries of the right bank

Brennica Iłownica Biała Soła Skawa Skawinka Wilga (Krakow) Drwinka Raba Gróbka Uszwica Kisielina Dunajec Breń Brnik Wisłoka Babulówka Trześniówka Łęg San Sanna Wyżnica Chodelka Bystra Kurówka Wieprz Okrzejka Promnik Wilga (Garwolin) Świder Kanał Żerański Narew Mołtawa Słupianka Rosica Brzeźnica Skrwa Prawa Mień Drwęca Bacha Struga Osa Liwa

Distributary

Nogat Leniwka Szkarpawa Vistula
Vistula
Lagoon Śmiała Wisła Martwa Wisła Przekop
Przekop
Canal

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Rivers of Poland
Poland
by watershed

Vistula

Narew

Bug Wkra Biebrza

San

Wisłok

Dunajec

Poprad

Pilica Wieprz Brda Drwęca Wda Bzura Wisłoka Nida

Odra

Warta

Prosna Noteć Drawa

Nysa Łużycka Nysa Kłodzka Bóbr Obra

Vistula
Vistula
Lagoon

Pregolya

Łyna Angrapa

Pasłęka

Baltic Sea

Rega Parsęta Wieprza Słupia Łeba Reda

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