Olt River

Olt River
River, southern Romania.

It rises close to the headwaters of the Mureş River in eastern Transylvania at an elevation of 5,900 ft (1,800 m). It is 308 mi (496 km) long and flows south through the southern Carpathian Mountains to enter the Danube River opposite Nikopol. There are several resorts and spas along its course through the mountains.

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      river, rising close to the headwaters of the Mureş River, in the Ciuc Depression, east central Romania, at an elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 m); it flows generally southwest and then south for 420 miles (670 km), entering the Danube at Turnu-Măgurele. The river exits from the Ciuc Depression through the mountains at Tuşnad, carving out a valley where several resorts and spas are located (including Tuşnad and Malnaş); it then flows through the Bârsei and Făgăraş valleys before cutting a gorge through the Transylvanian Alps (Southern Carpathians), after which it flows south through the Danube Plain. Its watercourse across the Transylvanian Alps at Turnu Roşu Pass is the most important breach of those mountains in Romania. There is some logging along its upper and middle courses, and its lower course below Slatina is navigable for small boats. Its principal tributaries include the Râul Negru, the Lotru, the Olteţ, the Cibin, and the Teslui.

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