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The Bistrița (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈbistrit͡sa] (About this soundlisten); Hungarian: Beszterce) is a river in the Romanian region of Transylvania, Bistrița-Năsăud County. It is sometimes referred to as Bistrița ardeleană.[1] Near the city of Bistrița it flows into the Șieu, a tributary of the Someșul Mare.[2][3] Its length is 67 km (42 mi) and its basin size is 650 km2 (250 sq mi).[3]

The upper reach of the river, upstream of the junction with the Bârgău in the village of Prundu Bârgăului is also known, locally, as Bistricioara.[4]

Towns and villages

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Bistrița, from source to mouth: Colibița, Bistrița Bârgăului, Prundu Bârgăului, Josenii Bârgăului, Livezile, Bistrița

Tributaries

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Bistrița:[3]

Left: Pănuleț, Repedea, Pârâul Stegii, Șoimu de Sus, Șoimu de Jos, Pietroasa, Poiana, Tănase, Fânațele, Ghinda

Right: Izvorul Lung, Bârgău, Valea Muntelui, Muncel, Iad, Slătinița, Valea Rus, Tărpiu

References

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