Poland rivers map
Map of Poland rivers. Poland rivers map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to print. Poland rivers map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to download. Nearly all of Poland is swirled northward into the Baltic Sea by the Vistula, the Oder, and the tributaries of these two major rivers. About half the country is drained by the Vistula, which originates in the Tatra Mountains in far south-central Poland as its shown in Poland rivers map. The Vistula Basin includes most of the eastern half of the country and is drained by a system of rivers that mainly join the Vistula from the east. One of the tributaries, the Bug, defines 280 kilometers of Poland's eastern border with Ukraine and Belarus. The Oder and its major tributary, the Warta, form a basin that drains the western third of Poland into the bays north of Szczecin. The rivers have two high-water periods per year. The first is caused by melting snow and ice dams in spring adding to the volume of lowland rivers; the second is caused by heavy rains in July.
The Major rivers and lakes of Poland are the Vistula (651 miles), Oder (531 miles), and the Warta (502 miles) as its mentioned in Poland rivers map. The Vistula is the largest and longest river in Poland. It empties into the Baltic Sea, the Vistula branches into several smaller rivers. It rises in South Poland and flows through broad Polish plains, It passes many major cities such as Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk. The Vistula finally empties into the Vistula Lagoon or the Gdansk Bay of the Baltic Sea. The Oder starts in Czech Republic and flows through Western Poland.
The Oder forms 116 miles of the border between Germany and Poland as you can see in Poland rivers map. It flows into the Szczecin Lagoon and then into multiple branches, the Swina, Dziwna, and Peene which drain into the Gulf of Pomerania of the Baltic Sea. The Warta is in West Central Poland and the third largest river in Poland. It is a tributary of the Oder and connected to the Vistula. It starts in the Krakow-Czestochowa Uplands and flows through greater Poland and empties into the Oder at the border of Germany.