River Sava Croatia
The river Sava also known in German as Save or in Hungarian as Száva, is a river that has it's source in Slovenia. It flows through Croatia along the Bosnia and Herzegovina borders and on to Serbia where it joints, as side tributary river Danube at Serbian capital Belgrade.
Sava is about 940 km long and covers area of about 95 thousands km2. Sava is often considered a northern edge of Balkan Peninsula.
The River Sava has two sources, both in the Alps of Slovenia. The spring of Sava Dolinka sources near Kranjska Gora while other spring Savica, which flows into Lake Bohinj and emerges on the other end as new river - Sava Bohinjka.
At town of Radovljica, in Slovenia, both of these springs/rivers merge into the one - the Sava River.
Following is a list of Sava's tributaries, starting from the source: Ljubljanica River, that flows through Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, Savinja River, Mirna, Krka, Sotla/Sutla, Kupa/Kolpa, Lonja, Orljava, Bosut, Una, Vrbas, Ukrina, Bosna, Tinja, Lukovac, Drina and Kolubara rivers.
Following is a list of towns that are located on Sava's embankements: Kranj, Ljubljana, Zagorje ob Savi, Trbovlje, Hrastnik, Radeče, Sevnica, Krško and Brežice are towns in Slovenia. In Croatia, Sava flows through Zagreb, Sisak, Slavonski Brod and Županja. In Bosnia , it flows through Bosanski Šamac, while in Serbia through Sremska Mitrovica, Šabac and Belgrade, where it reaches Dunav ( Danube).
The Sava is navigable for almost 600 kilometers, from its confluence with the Danube until the mouth of the Kupa at Sisak. Smaller crafts can navigate further upstream all the way until Zagreb, depending of the meteorological circumstances.
Sava Valley is area where Sava river is flowing. It is also a natural way for land traffic, which includes railway and highway that connects Belgrade and Zagreb. As a result of traffic and densely populated and industrialized areas it flows through, Sava river is very polluted.