Vipava (river)


The Vipava in Vipava, flowing under the Tabor Bridge
Country Italy, Slovenia
Main source Gradiček (in Slovenia)
110 m (360 ft)[1]
45°54′N 13°33′E / 45.900°N 13.550°E / 45.900; 13.550 (Primary source of Vipava)
River mouth The Soča (in Italy)
35 m (115 ft)[1]
Basin size 760 km2 (290 sq mi)[1]
Physical characteristics
Length 49 km (30 mi)[1]
  • Average rate:
    17.31 m3 (611 cu ft)[2]

The Vipava (in Slovene) or Vipacco (in Italian) or Wipbach / Wippach (in German) is a river that flows through western Slovenia and northeast Italy. The river is 49 kilometres (30 mi) in length.[1] After entering Italy it joins the Isonzo/Soča in the Municipality of Savogna d'Isonzo. This is a rare river with a delta source, formed by nine main springs.[3] The Battle of the Frigidus was fought near the river, which was named Frigidus ('cold') by the Romans. It has the pluvial-nival regime in its upper course and the pluvial regime in its lower course.[4]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Reke, dolge nad 25 km, in njihova padavinska območja" [Rivers, longer than 25 km, and their catchment areas] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002.
  2. "Vipava" [Camis Project: Coherent Activities for the Management of the River Soča]. Projekt Camis - Usklajene aktivnosti za upravljanje reke Soče (in Slovenian and Italian). Soča Development Centre. Retrieved 8 February 2006.
  3. Omejc, Alenka (2009). Humar, Janko, ed. "The Emerald Trail". RDO Smaragdna pot. COBISS 579912.
  4. Brečko Grubar,, Valentina; Kovačič, Gregor (2010). "Pokrajinskoekološka oznaka jadranskega povodja v Sloveniji s poudarkom na kakovosti vodnih virov" [Landscape Ecological Characterization of the Adriatic Sea Basin in Slovenia with an Emphasis on Water Resource Quality]. Annales. Series historia et sociologia (in Slovenian). 20 (1): 153–168.

Coordinates: 45°54′N 13°33′E / 45.900°N 13.550°E / 45.900; 13.550

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