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Klina (river)

Klina (Клина)
The Klina river at the eastern end of Klina city
Origin Suva Planina mountain, south of Lake Gazivode, Kosovo
Mouth White Drin, near Klina, Kosovo
Basin countries Kosovo
Length 62 km
Basin area 393 km²

The Klina (Serbian Cyrillic: Клина; Albanian: Klina) is a river in Kosovo, a 62 km-long left tributary to the White Drin. It flows entirely within the Kosovo proper.

The Klina originates from the northeastern slopes of the Suva Planina mountain, south of the artificial Lake Gazivode on the Ibar river, under the Rudopolje peak. In the initial section of the course, the Klina curves a lot, first flows east (at the village of Kaldura), turns south (at Jabuka), east again (at Crepulja) and southeast (at Gornji Strmac).

As it flows parallel to the Ibar and Sitnica rivers, it passes next to the medieval ruins of Perkovac town and the village of Gornja Klina, reaching the regional center of Skenderaj, the village of Lauša and the monastery of Devič, where the Klina turns southwest, marking the northern border of the Drenica region.

Between the villages of Tušilje and Ovčarevo, the Klina receives from the right its major tributary, the Move. At Dobra Voda, the river turns sharply to the west entering the Metohija region. From this point, the river valley is also a route for the Pristina-Peć section of the Transbalkanic railway. After the village of Podrgađe, the river reaches the town of Klina and soon after, empties into the White Drin.

The river is rich in hydro electrical potential, but this resource is not used. The Klina belongs to the Adriatic Sea drainage basin (draining itself 393 km²) and it is not navigable.

References

  • Mala Prosvetina Enciklopedija, Third edition (1985); Prosveta; ISBN 86-07-00001-2
  • Jovan Đ. Marković (1990): Enciklopedijski geografski leksikon Jugoslavije; Svjetlost-Sarajevo; ISBN 86-01-02651-6

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