Hron


Hron

This article is about the River Hron. For the Rector of Prag-Suchdol see Jan HronGeobox | River
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image_caption = The Hron near Starý Tekov.
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region = Banská Bystrica
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source = Hron
source_location = Kráľova hoľa near Telgárt, Low Tatras
source_region = Banská Bystrica Region
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Hron ( _sk. Hron, _de. Gran, _hu. Garam, _la. Granus) is a 298 km long left tributary of the Danube and the second longest river in Slovakia. It flows from its source located in the Low Tatra mountains (under Kráľova hoľa) through central and southern Slovakia, pouring into the Danube near Štúrovo and Esztergom. Major cities and towns situated on the Hron are Brezno, Banská Bystrica, Sliač, Zvolen, Žiar nad Hronom, Žarnovica, Nová Baňa, Tlmače, Levice, Želiezovce, and Štúrovo.

The river's basin covers approximately 11% of Slovakia's territory.

History

The name of the river was mentioned for the first time in 170, when Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote his "Meditations" at the Hron (Latin: "Granova") river.cite journal|title="Názvy potokov v Banskej Bystrici a okolí"|journal=Bystrický Permon|month=June | year=2003|first=Jaromír|last=Krško|coauthors=|volume=1|issue=2|pages=8|id= |url=|format=|accessdate=2007-12-17] The first recorded medieval name was Gron (1075). From the 17th century until the 1930s, the river was used for wood transport.

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