Ipeľ (Ipoly)
Ipeľ river near Šahy
Countries Slovakia, Hungary
 - right Krtíš
 - location Lom nad Rimavicou, Slovakia
Mouth Danube River
 - location Chľaba/Szob
Length 232 km (144 mi)
Basin 5,151 km2 (1,989 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 21 m3/s (742 cu ft/s)
 - max 70 m3/s (2,472 cu ft/s)
 - min 3 m3/s (106 cu ft/s)
Progression DanubeBlack Sea

The Ipeľ (Slovak; pronounced [ˈipeʎ]) or Ipoly (Hungarian) (German: Eipel, archaic Slovak: Jupoľ ) is a 232-kilometre (144 mi) long river in Slovakia and Hungary, a tributary of the Danube River. Its source is in central Slovakia in the Slovak Ore Mountains. It flows south to the Hungarian border, and then southwest, west, and again south along the border until it flows into the Danube near Szob.

The Ipeľ flows through or creates the border of the Banská Bystrica and Nitra regions in Slovakia, and Nógrád and Pest counties in Hungary.

Towns and villages

The following towns and villages are situated on the river, in downstream order:

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Coordinates: 47°49′06″N 18°50′55″E / 47.8182°N 18.8485°E / 47.8182; 18.8485

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