Drainage Basins of Europe

Drainage Basins of Europe, by Jordan Engel

Drainage Basins of Europe, by Jordan Engel

A drainage basin is an area of land where the surface water drains to a single point, which is normally the mouth of a river. Each basin in this map is labelled with the river which drains that area. Many rivers in Europe have various local names. The name that appears on this map, however, is in the language that is most spoken within each basin. There is no reliable population data for drainage basins, so there was some estimation involved in determining what the largest language community is in each basin. Corrections and additions are welcome!

Adige – Adige (Italian [Italiano])
Danube – Dunărea (Romanian [Română])
Daugava – Заходняя Дзвіна (Belarusian [Беларуская])
Dnieper – Дніпро (Ukrainian [Українська])
Dniester – Дністе́р (Ukrainian [Українська])
Don – Дон (Russian [Русский])
Douro – Duero (Spanish [Español])
Ebro – Ebro (Basque [Euskara] and Spanish [Español])
Elbe – Elbe (German [Deutsch])
Garonne – Garonne (French [Français])
Glomma – Glomma (Norwegian [Norsk])
Guadalquivir – Guadalquivir (Spanish [Español])
Guadiana – Guadiana (Spanish [Español] and Portuguese [Português])
Jordan – الأردن (Arabic [العربية])
Kemijoki – Giemajohka (Northern Sami [Davvisámegiella])
Kızılırmak – Kızılırmak (Turkish [Türkçe])
Kuban – Куба́нь (Russian [Русский])
Kura – Kür (Azerbaijani [Azərbaycanca])
Kymi – Kymijoki (Finnish [Suomi])
Loire – Loire (French [Français])
Maritsa – Марица (Bulgarian [Български])
Meuse – Maas (Dutch [Nederlands])
Mezen – Мезень (Russian [Русский])
Narva – Narva (Estonian [Eesti])
Neman – Nemunas (Lithuanian [Lietuvių])
Neva – Нева́ (Russian [Русский])
Northern Dvina – Се́верная Двина́ (Russian [Русский])
Oder – Odra (Czech [Čeština] and Polish [Polski])
Orontes – العاصي‎ (Arabic [العربية])
Oulujoki – Oulujoki (Finnish [Suomi])
Po – Po (Italian [Italiano])
Rhine – Rhein (German [Deutsch])
Rhône – Rhône (French [Français])
Sakarya – Sakarya (Turkish [Türkçe])
Sefīd-Rūd – سفیدرود‎‎ (Persian [فارسی])
Seine – Seine (French [Français])
Shatt al-Arab – شط العرب (Arabic [العربية])
Southern Bug – Бог (Ukrainian [Українська])
Tagus – Tajo (Spanish [Español])
Terek – терка (Chechen [Нохчийн])
Þjórsá – Þjórsá (Icelandic [Íslenska])
Ural – Жайық (Kazakh [Қазақша])
Volga – Волга (Russian [Русский])
Vistula – Wisła (Polish [Polski])
Weser – Weser (German [Deutsch])

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