Krka River, Novo Mesto

The Krka is a river in southeastern Slovenia, a right tributary of the Sava. With a length of 95km, it is the second-longest river flowing in its entirety in Slovenia, following the Savinja.NameThe name Krka was first attested in written sources in 799 as Corca . The Slovene name is derived from Slavic *Kъrka, based on the Romance name *Corcra or *Corca, derived in turn from Corcora. Many rivers had this name, or similar names, in antiquity. The name is believed to be of pre-Romance origin and may be based on onomatopoeia.SourceThe Krka sources in a karst spring, lying in a pocket valley below Krka Cave, north of the village of Krka, around 25km southeast of Ljubljana, before flowing southeast. In heavy downpours, water bursts through the main entrance of Krka Cave and flows in a torrential waterfall over the steps in front of it.CourseThe river passes the town of Žužemberk, Dolenjske Toplice, the town of Novo Mesto, Otočec Castle, and Kostanjevica na Krki, to meet the Sava at Brežice near the Croatian border. Its largest tributary is the Prečna, the continuation of the Temenica River.
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