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For other places with the same name, see Nurzec (disambiguation).
Origin Poland
Mouth near Wojtkowice Stare on the Bug River
Basin countries Poland, Belarus
Length 100.2 km (62.3 mi)
Source elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Avg. discharge  
Basin area 2,102 km² (812 mi²)

The Nurzec [ˈnuʐɛt͡s] is a river in north-eastern Poland, a tributary of the Bug River. It flows through the geographical region known in Polish as Wysoczyzny Podlasko-Bialoruskie (the plateau of Podlaskie and Belarus). Administratively it lies within Podlaskie Voivodeship and Masovian Voivodeship.

The 2,102 square kilometres (812 sq mi) drainage area is contained within the mezoregions known as Równina Bielska (the Bielsk Plain) and Wysoczyzna Wysokomazowiecka (the High Masovian Plateau).

The Nurzec rises in swamps south-east of Czeremcha near Stawiszcze close to the border with Belarus. Its confluence with the Bug River is close to the village of Wojtkowice Stare just south of Ciechanowiec.

The fall of the Nurzec is approximately 75 metres (246 ft) from its source elevation of approximately 180 metres (590 ft) above sea level, to its discharge elevation of 105.4 metres (345.8 ft).


Towns and villages

Major towns and villages lying on the Nurzec:


  • Description of the Podlasie/Belarus plateau

Coordinates: 52°36′N 22°26′E / 52.600°N 22.433°E / 52.600; 22.433

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