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Rába

Rába
The Rába at Molnaszecsőd
Origin Austrian Alps (Teichalm)
Mouth Danube (Mosoni Duna branch), Győr)
Basin countries Austria, Hungary
Length 398 km
Source elevation 1,150 m
Avg. discharge 18 m³/s
Basin area 14,968 km²

The Rába (German: Raab; Hungarian: Rába; Slovene: Raba ;[1] Prekmurian: Rába) is a river in southeastern Austria and western Hungary and a right tributary of the Danube. Its source is in Austria, some kilometres east of Bruck an der Mur below Heubodenhöhe Hill. It flows through the Austrian states of Styria and Burgenland, and the Hungarian counties of Vas and Győr-Moson-Sopron. It flows into a tributary of the Danube (Mosoni-Duna) in northwestern Hungary, in the city of Győr. Towns along the Rába include Gleisdorf, Feldbach (both in Austria), and Szentgotthárd and Körmend (in Hungary). In the early Cenozoic the river used to flow in the opposite direction, but tectonic uplift reversed this flow.

The Rába Slovenes, living in the Rába Valley (Sln. Porabje, Hung. Vendvidék), are the westernmost group of Hungarian Slovenes. The Raba Valley is part of the wider region of Prekmurje.[2]

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